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.
Working languages: Russian, English, Arabic.
The participants will discuss the following issues:
Could the increased tensions lead to a resumption of talks?
What measures are available to the international mediators and the leading regional powers (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan)?
Is it reasonable to begin talks with a discussion of Jerusalem’s status, and could an agreement on Jerusalem be reached without it being strictly linked to the resolution of other major issues in the conflict?
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?