ARAB WORLD – ‘Atomised’ Society and Politics in the Arab World (Nourhan ElSheikh, Valdai Discussion Club)

As we’ve grown into an atomised world, something has changed within us. In creating a system for individuals and not for the community, we have fundamentally changed people’s capacity to live a non-atomised life, form healthy bonds, and maintain them. This personal psychosocial conflict entails confusion about one’s social role and a sense of isolation, writes Valdai Club expert Nourhan ElSheikh.