Eugene Rogan, Historian and author of 'Arabs, A History'

In his latest book, historian Eugene Rogan traces five centuries of Arab history from the Ottoman era to the Cold War period, when outsiders determined the destiny of the region. But with the Arab uprisings, the people of this complex, complicated region are finally determining their own destiny. Eugene Rogan speaks to Leela Jacinto about the challenges facing Arabs in a changing Middle East.