It is difficult to convince Arab nations of the usefulness of the League of Arab States, with all its infrastructure and institutions. It is weak and inert in the face of storms, tremors and crises in the region, incapable of making an effective decision, creating alternative facts on the ground or launching initiatives that could limit crises or bring the views of conflicting parties closer together.
Since the establishment of the Arab League, it has operated with a traditional institutional logic and a mentality that lacks realism and political pragmatism. Instead of developing its way of working and thinking about adapting its functions and roles to the transformations and changes that have taken place in the region and the world, it continues to cling to approaches that suit the preferences of ruling regimes. It is subject to power balances, which should be the references and tools used to ensure the minimum level of harmony and consensus, at the expense of the major strategic interests of Arab societies and the vital priorities that these societies consider to be essential and crucial.
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