Eduard Soler i Lecha: "We want to grasp whether the countries and societies are likely to move towards a more conflict driven situation or will be able to be more cohesive. If we will witness an always more fragmented region or if some move towards a more are we facing a more fragmented region, [...]
To look at the Middle East region through narrow lenses, such as failure and success, change and continuity, security and chaos prevents us to have a better understanding of other wider and important issues. We need to deconstruct the terminologies that we have been using for a long time, to get a better grasp of what the [...]
"When the revolutions started the focus was on removing the president. The revolutionaries hoped that by removing Mubarak, for instance, change will automatically come. This assumption was not borne out by reality...."
"Looking at the region through sectarianism offers a limited perspective. Sectarianism has of course a place among people but it has now started to be used by regional powers as an instrument in their quest of regional influence and power".
One Region, Many Definitions