The Middle East: When Will Tomorrow Come? A Conference Held by the Valdai Discussion Club

27.02.2017 - 28.02.2017 Lotte Hotel Moscow, 8 bld.2, Novinskiy Blvd., Moscow
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Democracy and Populism in the Arab World: Summarizing Valdai Club’s Middle East…
07.03.2017
Given the growing demographic preeminence of predominantly young lower classes, it appears that democracy can only win in a small urbanized Arab country.The general rule of a systemic democracy is

Expert: 
Oleg Barabanov

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Saudi-Iranian Standoff: Struggle for Influence
03.03.2017
Saudi-Iranian rivalry is one of the most important factors affecting today the balance of power in the Middle East, And in the context of the numerous conflicts we see that this factor impedes the

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Israel-Palestine: Current Prospects
01.03.2017
The Arab world, from Iraq via Syria to Yemen and Libya, is in a state of chaos and fragmentation. Most Israelis conclude that this is not the right time to establish yet another Arab state, one

Expert: 
Yossi Alpher

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The Future of the Middle East: In Search of a Common Dream
01.03.2017
The final session of the Valdai Club’s Middle East conference, titled "The future of the Middle East: In search of a common dream", was attended by Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Chairperson of the

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The Middle Eastern Economy: Kick-Starting Growth
28.02.2017
During the seventh session of the Valdai Club's Middle East conference, titled " The Middle Eastern economy: kick-starting growth" experts discussed the possibilities of the normalizing

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Regional actors: The Responsibility of the Strong
28.02.2017
The sixth session of the Valdai Club’s Middle East conference, titled " Regional actors: the responsibility of the strong " was attended by Ebtesam Al Ketbi, founder and president of the

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Global Players: To Leave or Not to Leave, That Is the Question
28.02.2017
The session titled "Global players: To leave or not to leave, that is the question" opened the second day of the Valdai Club’s Middle East conference. The Middle East region, which was long

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Saudi-Iranian Detente in Sight
28.02.2017
Saudi Arabia and Iran are exhausted and finally realize that it is inevitable to reach some kind of a compromise. The rising of Russian role in the Middle East provides a suitable environment and real

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Yemen and Libya: Save Society, Restore the State
28.02.2017
The Session 4, titled "Yemen and Libya: Save society, restore the state," finished the first working day of the Valdai Discussion Club conference “The Middle East: When Will Tomorrow Come?”,

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The Middle East: When Will Tomorrow Come? A Conference Held by the Valdai…
28.02.2017
On February 27-28, the Valdai Discussion Club, in partnership with the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, held a conference, titled “The Middle East: When Will Tomorrow Come?”

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Syria and Iraq: Untying the Gordian knot
27.02.2017
The third session of the annual Valdai Club Middle East conference, titled "Syria and Iraq: untying the Gordian knot" was attended by Iraq's former Human Rights Minister

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The Pyrrhic Victory of the Arab Old Order
27.02.2017
The old Arab political system’s restoration is a Pyrrhic victory. A considerable effort was spent to stop the Arab Revolution – which may have well ended in violence and chaos anyway – but no viable

Expert: 
Youssef Cherif

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Andrei Kortunov on Why Russia Could Play a Unique Role in Resolving…
18.05.2017
Andrei Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, talks about the Valdai Club’s Middle East conference, and why Russia could play a unique role in resolving the

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Mark Katz: Trump Has Not Brought Anything to Make Middle East Deal More Likely
12.05.2017
Mark Katz, Professor at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government, the Saudi-Iranian rivalry in the Middle East, which overlaps with the Sunni-Shia divide, makes it very

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Nourhan El-Sheikh: Trump Will Try to Maintain Obama’s Hold on Middle East
03.05.2017
Nourhan El-Sheikh, Professor of Political Science at Cairo University, talks about the Valdai Club’s Middle East conference and how it is unlike many other conferences on the region in its breadth

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Youssef Cherif: Tunisia Remains Stable Despite Crisis in Neighboring Libya
24.04.2017
Tunis-based political analyst specializing in North African affairs Youssef Cherif talks about the state of Tunisia in the context of the Libyan crisis.

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Tarek Heggy: Without Russia, Syria Would Have Collapsed Into Three Countries
19.04.2017
Tarek Heggy, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, talks about Russia's involvement in the Middle East and the dangerous consequences that the region would have faced if Russia

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Kayhan Barzegar: Trump Shifted Back to Unilateral Approach to Iran
10.04.2017
Kayhan Barzegar, Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in Tehran, talks about the role of Iran in the Middle East and its relations with the United States.

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