Violence, Non-State Actors, and Turmoil in the Middle East
From the breakdown of states to the exploitation of the ensuing power vacuum by violent non-state actors, there are numerous pressing issues currently facing the Middle East and North Africa. In this edition of FPRI Radio, host Tally Helfont is joined in conversation with Robert A. Fox Fellow Benedetta Berti. Their discussion focuses on the current state of play in Syria in terms of actors, interests, and fallout; the regional perception of Hezbollah post-Syrian crisis; Hamas’ new “Statement of Principles” and its implications; and the reasons why terrorism is too narrow a lens through which to understand the emergence of groups like ISIS, Nusra Front, al-Shabbab and others.