Lina Kolesnikova warns that political and social instability will continue to spread across the Middle East and North Africa, and argues that civil society could play a key role in pushing back Islamist hegemony
Last year, four Arab countries – Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen – joined the sad list of failed states whose central authorities are unable to fulfil their role of the effective controllers over their national territories. While the situations are somehow different in these countries, there are still many similarities. Triggered and “facilitated” by various internal and external influences, they are the result of multi-year ethnic . . .