No Better Time For Arab Cooperation
Despite the visible role played by some Arab countries — particularly Qatar and Saudi Arabia — in the Syrian crisis, the key players in Syria’s ongoing conflict, one must admit, are not Arabs. Even when the Arab countries try to expand their role, and by extension their sway on the course of events in Syria, they tend to do it without coordination, sometimes they act against each other.
The normal clash of interests may provide a simple explanation for this phenomenon, yet, the key reason lies in the lack of an inclusive mechanism for regional cooperation and security in the Arab world. In fact, the Arab world is the only world region that lacks any form of collective security formula to deal with conflicts in and among its member states.