Lars Bangert Struwe, a researcher at the University of Copenhagen’s Centre for Military Studies … says that “the conflict has gone from being political to be religious” … the current conflict will last several years.
Lars Bangert Struwe believes that the international community has hesitated too long.
“I’m not so concerned about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They’ll be able to negotiate at one time or another. I am far more concerned about Syria and Iraq, where individuals are born who want to fight for a higher political case, that reaches beyond state level, and by all means, including their own death, are ready to make an attempt to change the world. As I read it, the concept of the Islamic caliphate is that is should cover the whole world, and that it is not just something that concerns the local area,” he says, calling himself a pessimist on the Middle East’s behalf.