This book is comprised of research papers and case studies
that were presented and discussed at a working that was organized by the Arab Network for the Study
of Democracy and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International
the American University of Beirut on March 17–18,2016.
addressed the situation in the region since the outbreak of what was known as the uprisings of the
“Arab Spring” in 2011.
The workshop was divided into three sessions
dealing respectively with the effects of societal divisions on the region; the role of the armed
forces and security services; and the role of the forces of “political Islam” and the repercussions
for “civil” forces.
Authors: Tarek Mitri; Ziad Majed; Samir Franjieh;
Fouad Fouad; Adel Shargabi; Ahmed al-Fituri; Mohamed al-Mekhlafi; Ahmad Karoud; Fouad al-Said;
Mohammad al-Haj Salem; Abdelaziz Karraky; Hazem al-Amin; Hassan
Translation to English: Jeffrey D.