At the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, widespread popular protests against the authoritarian regimes were launched in several Arab countries. These revolutions were called the Arab Spring. The protests started from Tunisia and spread to Egypt and Libya in Africa and expanded to reach some Arab countries in Western Asia such as Yemen and Syria.
These revolutions were not able to achieve their ultimate goals. This is the biggest reason for their continuation to this day, as well as the conflicting of interests of some countries in the regions where chaos was spread. Although most of them did not reach what they had hoped for, they managed to shake the throne of presidents.
Recently, the protests have re-emerged in some countries where many people thought that the revolution in their countries had achieved their gains. But now, after the matter has been open, people saw that the hands that were running the country were still in place.
On recent developments in some regional countries, our agency, Hawar news, held an interview with the Future Syria Party's head, Ibrahim al-Qaftan, who highlighted the so-called Arab Spring.
The dialogue is as follows:
The beginning of the spark of the Arab Spring started from Tunisia and spread to several Arab countries in the region, but these revolutions did not achieve their goals absolutely, what are the reasons?
The majority of the Arab revolutions were called the Arab Spring Revolution, but it was the stormy fall to drop all leaves but the authoritarian regimes. Overall, the political situation in the region diagnoses the fact that the revolutions in Yemen, Algeria, Libya and Sudan recently the cause of their failure that most of the peoples in the region are non-political peoples. They are societal peoples, do not have a political vision, and this is our vision as Future Syria Party.
All the ruling regimes in the region, whether "a kingdom, republic or party and one color" became parties, but then returned to make the power a private property, a good example of that is that the President Hafez al-Assad died, and his son Bashar al-Assad has become the heir to the country, Hosni Mubarak wanted to inherit the rule to his sons, but the people revolted, Saddam Hussein and Qadhafi each wanted to inherit the authority to their children. All these countries looked upon the peoples as if they are gains, and that they were the owners of the basic property, as if the land and the countries belong to one person.
Do people today repeat the scenario of the uprising with the existence of the ruling policy and the pillars of power?
We have been the focus of the neighboring countries, especially Turkey, Iran and the Syrian government, especially after the formation of the democratic project, where pressures started from Turkey and the neighboring countries to thwart this project, but through the awareness of the people of this region, this project will be the nucleus of the truth for their region, and our goal is not to be our region similar to Turkey, the state of a certain person.
How much does the democratic nation's project impact on the success of the revolution of the peoples of northern and eastern Syria?
The uprising of north and east of Syria is the uprising of mentality, the uprising of vision, and the uprising of project. The biggest proof is the true direction of fighting terrorism, not fighting the children of one component of the people of Syria. Everyone knows what we had called for, which is the Syrian-Syrian dialogue.
This is proof that the democratic nation's project is neither exclusionary nor separatist, but rather, it is a project for Syria to be unified and for everybody, that is, the project of Autonomous Administration.