The Arab World: Challenges and Contemporary Transformations

The Arab World: Challenges and Contemporary Transformations

  • 22 November 2011

Several attempts were made in the 20th century to achieve Arab unity, including: the establishment of the League of Arab States; the creation of various bilateral and multi-lateral agreements and partnerships such as the Arab Free Trade Zone; and the formation of regional groupings including the Arab Maghreb Union. However, most aspects of the system of Arab joint action have been a total failure, which raises the following questions: does the Arab world have the necessary dynamics for establishing a coherent regional union and joint economic development similar to that of the European Union, for example? If so, why has the Arab world failed so far in achieving unity and joint development? Is authoritarianism in the Arab political arena to be blamed for the miserable status of Arab joint action? Is the Arab World still in need of a revolution in the fields of education, culture and economy— the indispensable elements for building the state, and the strength of the Arab system in general?

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Tuesday 22 November 2011

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Tuesday 22 November 2011

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