Over the last four years, the unfolding of events in the Middle East and North Africa has deeply altered the fragile regional political balance, which was already upset by the shift of Shiite-majority-led Iraq to the Iran sphere of influence.
From North Africa to the Levant and the Gulf an arc of instability connects multiple sub-regional crises which are altering the Middle East order and challenging the very existence of the statehoods and borders set almost a century ago.
The conference “The New Middle East (dis)order” organized by ISPI in cooperation with Promos-Chamber of Commerce of Milan and Intesa Sanpaolo Bank in the framework of the "Med & Gulf Initiatives", aimed at exploring the impact of these dynamics and t the role of old and new players.
Download Gareth Stansfield's article "The Islamic State, the Kurdistan Region and the future of Iraq: assessing UK policy options"
Download the "Med&Gulf Initiative Bulletin" The New Middle East (Dis)Order - Scenari politici ed economici
Download the presentation of Andrea Plebani
The panel of the meeting from the left:
Welcome addresses: Paolo Magri; Amato Luigi Molinari
First session: Andrea Plebani; Benedetta Berti; Valeria Talbot; Florence Gaub; Dirk Vandewalle
Second session: Toby Matthiesen; Sarah Bazoobandi; Andrea Plebani; Gareth Stansfield; Valeria Talbot
Closing speech: Marco Carnelos