Canal March

Crisis in the Middle East: A Transversal View

Lurdes Vidal and Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio interviewed by Antonio San José and Íñigo Alfonso

The Burning Issue

The Director of the Area of the Arab and Mediterranean World at the Instituto Europeo del Mediterráneo (IEMed), Lurdes Vidal, and Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio, Tenured Lecturer in Arab and Islamic Studies and Director of the Instituto Interuniversitario de Desarrollo Social y Paz at the Universidad de Alicante, discuss the issues arising from the present situation in the Middle East region. Some of the issues that will be covered in this session include the state of democracy and freedom, the driving forces of social and political change, the growth of transnational Jihadi movements (from Al Qaeda to ISIS) and the dispute between Iran and Saudi Arabia for control of the region.

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