Most summits come and go, causing barely a ripple on the international waters. They usually have some high-minded theme that is supposed to thematically unite the gathering—global warming, non-proliferation, helping along the global economy and human rights issues are stock choices—but generally precious little is practically accomplished to take on such intractable policy issues. Yesterday’s Arab League summit in Mauritania was such a case.
First the bad news
Treating the problem of terrorism more holistically at the region-wide level might just help ameliorate the many crises presently buffeting the region todayDr. John C. Hulsman