Social fragmentation in the MENA Region

The increasing involvement of external Actors in internal conflicts within the MENA is enhancing social fragmentation while preventing political reconciliation. The conflicts in Libya, Iraqand Syria, but also in Yemen - where a civil war has resulted in a military intervention by the Saudi-led coalition of Arab states - stand as a testament to the deep crises gripping the Middle East state system. The root causes, impact and future trajectories of these conflicts are at the centre of a new series of IAI research papers, articles and studies.