The Lasting Legacies of the Arab Spring
Sir Tom Phillips, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Sir Tom Phillips will analyse the different, long-term forces at play in the Arab Spring, many of which, he will argue, were not apparent at the time - such as the general increase in ‘religiosity’ (compared to the period of secular Arab nationalism), the intensifying Sunni/Shia divide, and the impact of environmental degradation and resource (particularly water) shortage. Against that background, he will look ahead to the end of the year, and share his thoughts as to where critical issues in the region might stand, in particular the prospects for a deal on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the continued violence in Syria, and societal and political cleavages within and between Gulf countries.
To enable as open a debate as possible this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.
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