The Middle East after Arab Spring: Stocktaking! States, Global Politics, and Media in a Changing Strategic Environment
As the strategic landscape changes in the Middle East from a disintegrating state in Libya, the wars in Yemen, Iraq and Syria, and the uncertain future of Egypt, it stands to reason to rethink the implications of what became known as the Arab Spring for the peoples of the regions and for international security. This is why the theme of this annual meeting of London Global Strategy Institute is entitled “The Arab Spring 5 years later: Stocktaking!”.
Despite the current security threats to the stability of the Middle East and beyond, a vigorous debate is yet to start about the troubling change in the Middle East. Some of these debates are taken up by academics at universities, but at London Global Strategy Institute, we would like to examine how practitioners, men and women of the policy community are thinking about these troubling issues. This debate is meant to provide a corrective for existing scholarship on the subject.
For this reason we invited prominent names from Arab world and the West to debate the salient issues.