L’ISPI e il Gruppo Italiano della Trilateral Commission hanno organizzato un Lunch Talk con Fouad Makhzoumi, CEO, Future Pipe Industries e Membro del parlamento libanese in dialogo con Monica Maggioni, CEO, Raicom e Chairman, Gruppo italiano Trilateral Commission.
In tale occasione, gli opiti hanno tenuto una riflessione sul tema The Future of the Middle East.
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ISPI and the Trilateral Commission Italian Group organised a lunch talk with Fouad Makhzoumi, CEO, Future Pipe Industries and member of the Lebanese parliament and Monica Maggioni, CEO, Raicom and Chairman, Gruppo italiano Trilateral Commission.
Fouad Makhzoumi addressed the topic The Future of the Middle East.
By invitation only
The conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Libya and other countries have attracted tens of thousands of foreign fighters, who traveled to those areas of conflict to join the ranks of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other armed groups. While this is not a new phenomenon, the size of the mobilization that occurred with the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was without precedent, with people from at least 80 countries traveling to join the jihadist group. Out of 40,000, it is estimated that about 5,000 came from Europe and almost 19,000 from the MENA region.
Militias remain fundamental to understand the evolution of the Libyan crisis. This is especially true if we look at the failure of national reconciliation efforts that were based on political or civil figures who have little leverage over those groups able to exert real territorial control in the country.
Defence and security sectors in several Arab countries have been undergoing significant transformation in recent years, as a result of civil wars, state crisis and fracturing, and external intervention. Fluid coalitions of national armed forces and armed non-state actors are increasingly engaged in complex patterns of de-confliction, coexistence, and cooperation embedded within a wider context of persistent competition and of geopolitical rivalry between an array of external backers. What does this mean for security governance in fragmented states like Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon?
Over the last years, the myth of a Russian “return” to the MENA region after a prolonged period of quasi-absence has captured increasing attention by policy makers and the scientific community. In particular, since late September 2015, the Russian military intervention in Syria has prompted the rise of expectations and speculations on Moscow’s intentions to impose itself as a central actor able to affect the course of events in the broader Middle East.