Valdai Paper #71: Arab Uncertainty after the ‘Spring’


After six years of rapid and successive developments that have engulfed Arab countries, they could not reach a safe path towards the future. They are still suffering instability and bloody conflicts along the most critical phase of their history.

Instead of the ‘spring’, Arabs fell into deep dark winter. Political Islam powers, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood, led the scene as they were more organized. The threat of disintegration as well as political and sectarian clashes make the future gloomy. What is the way out for the region? What is the path to a brighter tomorrow of the Arab World?

About the Author:

Nourhan El Sheikh, Professor of Political Science, Cairo University, Member of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs

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