Is a revival of ideologies possible today? Can particular development projects lay claim to be ideologies? Is the narrative of Arab nationalism a geopolitical tool or is it a reply to the Arab societies’ identity crisis? Will the political Islam remain a banner of protest or has its ideological potential burned out? What awaits the radical ideologies? Does the region have any prerequisites for emergence of the left? What positions can be taken by environmentalism, feminism, and subaltern groups’ ideologies in the Middle East? These issues were addressed during the fourth session of the Valdai Club Middle East Conference.
Amal Abou Zeid, Advisor to the President of Lebanon; Member of the Lebanese Parliament-Free Patriotic Movement/Honoris causa (2016–2018)
Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, President, Emirates Policy Centre (UAE)
Mehdi Sanaei, Senior Advisor to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director of the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies