By: Mehrunisa Qayyum
Note: Original piece published by Aslan Media Group.
Supra-national bodies tend to get bogged down in political discussions and controversies. That has certainly been the case with the League of Arab States, which represents the diverse political, social, and economic interests of twenty-two nation-states.
The League is routinely criticized as ineffectual and unimportant on the international stage. Yet it has nevertheless received greater attention lately because of the Arab Spring, the recent bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN, Tunisia’s October elections, and the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict. In fact, one could argue that the League has never been more important than in 2011….(click here to read more)