Middle East, the difficult pathway to democratisation
"Shia-Sunna conflict is not the main problem in the Middle East, the main problem is the lack of national unity, the lack of state building and the competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran not for religious but for geopolitical problems" explains Fabrice Balanche from Lyon University. But there is another split: the Maghreb is influenced by Europe and the Middle East and Egypt by the Wahhabi culture from the Gulf, which obstructs democratisation in the Region.
Interview: Giancarlo Bosetti
Production and Text Editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg
Video: Adam Khalil
Video Editing: Anna Fanuele