No. 743

The Arab World: Precarious Paths and the Plight of Fate

  • 19 February 2020

This lecture examines the current political environment in the Arab World and tracks the ongoing regional dynamics impacting it. The lecture aims to achieve two goals. First, to explore the current situation in the Arab world through its intersecting regional and international bilateral relations. Second, to examine the potential positive and negative results of ongoing change in the region, in order to anticipate the fate of the Arab world. This will be considered separately from the impact of the current situation, which means addressing the present through future perspectives.

Analysis in this lecture draws upon Arab political achievements that have revealed many significant issues, in particular the notion of nation state and the goals it seeks to achieve. It will also examine the collapse of the political Islam trend, in terms of its political project and ideological discourse, as well as attitudes to coexistence and regional concerns. Benguega will also discuss disregarding the recent past, different perceptions of shared issues, and our changing perspectives of fate.

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Wednesday 19 February 2020

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Wednesday 19 February 2020

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