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The Middle East in 2050

By Elias Ghazal

The Middle East in 2050 Report

In March 2021, scholars from the SEPAD collective engaged in two private roundtable discussions about the future of the Middle East in 2050. Tasked to reflect on the future of the region, sources of anger and possible ways of circumventing this anger, the scholars – leading figures in their respective areas – critically reflect on areas including: the nature of the state, peace building, (counter)revolution, mechanisms of control, security sector, the legacy of da’ish, drugs, sectarianism, geopolitics, the role of Iran, and the role of India and China. In doing this, contributors paint a challenging and somewhat bleak picture of the future of the region 

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