Valdai Club Middle East Conference. Session 8. The Future of One Region


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 eighth session "The Future of One Region" on February 20 at 17.00

Working languages: Russian, English, Arabic.

The participants will discuss the following issues:

  • Is it possible to strengthen statehood in the midst of unresolved conflicts?

  • How can Russia and other states as well as non-state actors help reduce antagonism at the major flashpoints (Iran-Saudi Arabia, Iran-Israel, Israel-Palestine, Tobruk-Tripoli)?

  • What joint international projects can be offered to the region’s countries (use of water resources, preventing desertification, building supply lines, etc.)?

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