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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
“On the surface it looks like alliances we have in the region are very much structured along sectarian lines, especially recently because Saudi Arabia managed to rally many of the Sunni states behind him in [...]
"Since 1998 is the most militarised region in the world. This militarisation took off in 2011, with the Arab uprisings and worringly continues to develop..."