Prashad has recently written a book Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (published by AK Press) in which he goes into much more detail about his assessment of the critically important events in North Africa and the Middle East. In this interview he clearly demonstrates his knowledge on the subject by providing many more details, nuances, and penetrating analysis than have heretofore been reported.
Vijay Prashad discusses with Newsclick how the US and its allies have struck back against the mas movements that overthrew Ben Ali and Mubarak. This is what he terms as the Libyan Winter. He analyses the forces that the US and its allies are putting together and the danger to the region from these forces.