A Tunisian president ousted, an Egyptian one hanging on, a raft of neighbouring governments introducing political reforms to pre-empt the spread of copycat demonstrations that might sweep them away.
Are we headed for the "perfect storm of unrest" that Hillary Clinton has warned of?
HARDtalk's Carrie Gracie hosted a discussion with a former deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, a former Israeli ambassador to the UN, and a former US Under-Secretary of State for political affairs, and asked them whether we are on the brink of a new Middle East?
You can watch the full interview on Wednesday 9th February 2011 on BBC World News at 0430, 0930, 1530 and 2130 GMT and on BBC News Channel at 0430 and 2330 GMT.
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