Academic Conference in Doha on the Rise of ISIL

Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies held an academic conference named "From People's Revolutions to an Arena of Regional and International Conflict: The Rise of ISIL and the Renewed American Involvement" on October 18 and 19 in Doha, Qatar.

Prominent scholars and experts discussed the developments following the spread of the Islamic State in the region. International response, American military involvement, and the Arab Spring were also among the topics touched upon. Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras contributed to the conference with his presentation, "Post-Arab Spring Geopolitics, Islamic State and Turkey" under the session "Regional Actors and Positions Towards Developments in the Fertile Crescent".