SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Dr Reza Kalhor, an international affairs expert pointed to the fact that more than two years after the Arab revolutions, in some of these countries, the people’s aspirations have been changed by the installed governments. He said, it looks like that the Islamic awakening or Arab spring has not finished completely and it is a continuing process whilst waiting to see what will happen in future. He believes that the Arab revolution has not reached all its goals and really except change of governments which is a part of people’s wishes, no other change has occurred. He added that all the problems cannot be solved just by changing the regimes.
Dr Kalhor said the situation in Egypt for instance is that Mubarak went, Morsi came but many of the problems between Egypt and Israel still exist and all the agreements belonging to Mubarak’s era are in place without any change. This shows that the regime has changed but all the equations are in place. This international affairs expert believes that the age of dictatorships are nearly over and nowhere in the world will tolerate it. He also added that the majority that the Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood gained is a relative one and it is not an absolute one. Other parties including remnants of Mubarak regime are still there and Morsi’s majority is a fragile one. It is true that Muslim Brotherhood is an effective force in Egypt’s politics but it is not everything in that country.
Dr Kalhor said other countries like Yemen are in the same situation. Saleh went, the regime changed but people’s demands were not met or in a country like Libya, is this what the people wanted? Of course in Libya the West engineered all the changes. In all of the countries where we have seen people’s movements formed in them, we need to ask if they have reached their goals. This expert explained that the West is trying to manage all the activities in the region and we need to see how successful they have been. In some countries they have achieved more than others but the point that makes people always pessimistic towards the West, is the colonial aspirations of the West.
In his final remarks Dr Kalhor said, there are changes occurring in Saudi Arabia now and in future there will be uprisings in that country as well as Qatar. He thinks that in some countries the uprisings are managed by the regimes which delay the process but this does not mean that these regimes can keep the situation under control at all times in the future. Due to some particulars of some countries which enable their regimes to control the uprisings and delay them.