Panel: ISIS and beyond: what’s happening in the Middle East?


How should we understand the phenomenon of ISIS? What has fuelled its rise – is it the Sunni/Shia divide, foreign intervention, the Arab Spring or even the unresolved conflict in Israel-Palestine? What does it mean for the region’s minorities, including Christians? Islamic extremism dominates the way we see and think about the Middle East. But there is more to this important region than just ISIS. How can we see the Middle East in its broader context and how should we respond?

  • Bidisha
  • Jeremy Moodey
  • Jeff Halper