Extreme to mainstream?

There is hardly another region in the word where extremism has become more mainstream than in the Middle East and North Africa. With political, ethnic and sectarian divisions fueling wars in at least four countries and threatening to inflame even more, hasn't moderation long become a fool's errand? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Najib Mikati, former prime minister of Lebanon. The Primakov Centre, with the support of the Gorchakov Foundation and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, held an international conference ‘Middle East: Trends and Prospects’, at which the interview was conducted.

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