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?
Randa SLIM, Senior Fellow and Director, Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program, Middle East Institute
Ahmad MAJDALANI, Minister of Social Development of the State of Palestine
Mustafa AYDIN, President, International Relations Council of Turkey
Vasily KUZNETSOV, Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences
Maria KHODYNSKAYA-GOLENISHCHEVA, Senior Advisor, Foreign Policy Planning Department, Russian Foreign Ministry