Prospects of Peace and Conflict in the Middle East in the Twenty-First Century

  • Amr Abdalla
  • Lilya Akay
  • Zeynya Shikur


This chapter examines the numerous catalysts for conflict within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The authors look at the conflict-inducing factors from a twofold perspective. First, those factors which have been present through so many generations that they can be considered as “constant dynamics” which continually influence conflict and instability in the region. Second, conflict-inducing factors which are more transient in nature, referred to as “shifting dynamics”, such as climate change and water shortage. It also examines the prospects for peace within the MENA region stating that there must be a grassroots approach that considers the needs of civil society, within each country itself and the MENA region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amr Abdalla
    • 1
  • Lilya Akay
    • 2
  • Zeynya Shikur
    • 3
  1. 1.University for PeaceSan JoseCosta Rica
  2. 2.BerlinGermany
  3. 3.Public Policy and Global AffairsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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