The Middle East Concert: How to Prevent the Melody from Sounding Like Chaos
The Middle East has recently become a gravity field that pulls conflicts towards it, involving both regional states and the global powers. The pressing question is how to stop that conflict-stricken melody and start playing a melody of cooperation. On May 21, 2018, the Valdai Club hosted an expert discussion on the Middle East agenda. The meeting, titled “Russia in the Middle East: The Polyphonic Harmony,” was timed to coincide with the release of the same name report on political processes and balance of power in this dynamically developing, but still very volatile region.