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Available Expert - Protests erupt across Tunisia

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Queen’s University expert on the Middle East Houchang Hassan-Yari is available to comment on violent, widespread protests that have erupted in response to government austerity measures.

"The Middle East and North African regions are plagued by wars, corruption, and economic hardship from Iran to Tunisia,” says Dr. Hassan-Yari. “The latter, which started the so-called Arab Awakening and is seen as a relative success story in comparison to other Arab countries, is been plunged again into violence over the economic crisis. Is there any real solution to this persistent problem?"

Please note, Dr. Hassan-Yari (who speaks French, English and Farsi) wants to be identified in the media as an expert on the Middle East from Queen’s University and Royal Military College.

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