Dr James Gelvin (Professor of Middle Eastern History at UCLA) returns with an update on the Middle East - Syria, Yemen, and is Saudi Arabia liberalizing? Find out more about James Gelvin’s work at UCLA.edu. The Arab Uprising: What Everyone Needs to Know and Dr Gelvin’s other books are available on Amazon and at your local independent bookstore. Check out his previous appearances on Getting Curious talking about the difference between Sunni and Shia muslims and updating us on the Middle East political dynamic towards the end of 2017. Jonathan is on Instagram @JVN. Also Twitter and Facebook. Catch Jonathan on Queer Eye streaming now on Netflix.