On February 18, the Valdai Discussion Club held the third session of its Ninth Middle East Conference, titled "Scenarios for the Future".
Today we can talk about a variety of medium-term scenarios for the development of the Middle East. Maybe in just a few years we will see a new region, actively developing, recovering from bloody conflicts, a region with strengthened states and a powerful civil society. But maybe what lies ahead is only more conflict engulfing new states. Finally, there is the likelihood of further fragmentation of the region, where growth zones will coexist with territories of increasing anarchy and chaos. Quo vadis, Middle East?