The Arab World's Political Dilemma: Between Islamic "Resistance" and the Western State System

[Institute for Contemporary Affairs/Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs] Pinhas Inbari - What type of political system does the Arab world want to have? Normal statehood, or a belligerent "resistance" in which the state is only a platform to provide infrastructure and services to the "resistance." This is an inter-Arab decision, and neither Israel nor the international community can make this decision for the Arabs. There are currently three active "resistances" in the Arab world: the Iraqi "resistance," Hizbullah, and the Palestinian "resistance." If successful, they may serve as the model all across the Arab world. If they fail, this may help to advance the alternative model of normality and push back the Iranian drive.

2007-01-19 01:00:00

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