Facing the Security and Policy Challenges in the Middle East:
The promise of the 2011 Arab uprisings is gone, and civil conflict wracks Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya. New extremist groups like ISIS present a challenging set of security threats to the region and, importantly, Europe.
This report seeks to fill that gap by shedding light on the nature of IS expansion into different areas of the Middle East and North Africa, the challenges it faces in doing so, and the impact it has on local power dynamics, in particular with respect to local jihadi groups.
The 41st PINPoints arrives at a turbulent and exciting time in international negotiation. The events of the moment pose enormous questions to process analysis and deliver important lessons, many of which have been included in the articles of this PIN publication.
Global trends in inequality and social fragmentation in fragile and conflict-affected states represent two fundamental obstacles to inclusive development. Policies to counter the concentration of wealth and power exist, as Latin America has shown. But we also need to address the systems that generate ever greater divergence.