*Professor of Middle East Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
*Author of several books including Dream Palace of the Arabs : A Generation's Odyssey (Vintage, 1999) and "The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice Since 1967" (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992)
*Senior Research Associate, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University
*Political Columnist for The Jerusalem Report
*Middle East Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
*Author, Turkey Unveiled: A Modern History of Turkey (Overlook, 2001)
The world's attention is focused on the continuing violence between Israelis and Palestinians. But Arab countries in the region have their own concerns. The Israeli siege of Yasir Arafat's compound and the continuing cycle of suicide bombings have raised the political stakes in neighboring countries. How does the violence in the Middle East affect the political situation in other Arab countries? Join Neal Conan on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.