Author: WANA Institute, 2018
The West Asia-North Africa region sits at a complex crossroads where the impacts of chronic conflict, cultural fragmentation, and geopolitical interests collide. It is easy to think of the region’s future in pessimistic terms, yet while conflict and disaster provide a myriad of challenges, they also contain lessons to be learned.
A Region in Motion: Reflections from West Asia-North Africa, an anthology of research conducted by the WANA Institute, highlights the potential for experiential learning that accompanies motion. Chapters relating to pressing issues such as climate change, human displacement, the rise of violent extremism, and the faltering social contract encourage policy-makers and development actors to seize the opportunities contained in motion when mapping out the pathways to a conflict-free, economically stable, and sustainable region.