Looking Arab Dictators and Revolutionaries in the Eye

With more than 20 years as a war correspondent, BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen is well placed to report on the recent Arab uprising. He recently spoke with Haaretz about his observations, and his new book.

LONDON - The BBC's Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, missed the beginning of the Arab uprising at the start of 2011. As thousands gathered in the streets of Tunisia, forcing the then-unprecedented departure of an Arab dictator, he was in The Hague, testifying at the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, whom he had seen up close during the siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s. For...