Javad Zarif: There Is a Problem of Anxieties In the Persian Gulf

Javad Zarif: There Is a Problem of Anxieties In the Persian Gulf
20.02.2018

Valdai Club Middle East Conference. Session 6. The Fate of the Kurds: A Central Issue?

Valdai Club Middle East Conference. Session 6. The Fate of the Kurds: A Central Issue?
20.02.2018

Alastair Crooke on the Russian Intervention in Syria

Alastair Crooke on the Russian Intervention in Syria
20.02.2018

On February 19-20, 2018, the Valdai Discussion Club in partnership with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences held a conference, titled “Russia in the Middle East: Playing on All Fields.” The conference took place in the format of an expert dialogue with the participation of well-known politicians, diplomats, experts and public figures from more than 30 countries.

Watch the broadcast of the sixth session "The Fate of the Kurds: A Central Issue?" on February 20 at 12.00

Working languages: Russian, English, Arabic.

The participants will discuss the following issues:

  • What are the limits of the Kurds’ potential autonomy in Turkey, Iraq and Syria?

  • How closely are the Kurdish national movements connected in these countries? Is it possible to create a common front?

  • Can the international community come to a consolidated position on the Kurdish issue?

Read more about the session in the Programme of the conference.   

Video from all the sessions: 

Session 1. Russia in the Middle East: A Paradox of Perception

Session 2. Syria: After War, Peace

Session 3. Yemen: An Unnoticed Tragedy?

Session 4. Middle Eastern Settlement: An Exploded Quiet?

Session 5. Bringing Libya Back: A Common Cause?

Session 6. The Fate of the Kurds: A Central Issue?

Session 7. Iran: An Independent Course?

Session 8. The Future of One Region