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How To Avoid A Regional Mega Crisis in the Middle East

Results of the International Conference of Safe Democracy [1]

By George Emile Irani, rapporteur

CONCLUSIONS OF THE EXPERTS:

The debate focused on certain key States in the Middle East: the crisis in Iraq, conflicting visions of Iran, the political climates in Syria and Lebanon, and the best manner to increase human development and build stronger economies.

Rapporteur:
George Emile Irani is the Lebanese-born director of the Africa and Middle East Program of the Toledo International Center for Peace in Madrid. He is the author of “The Papacy and the Middle East: The Role of the Holy See in the Arab-Israeli Conflict“.

Moderator:
Martin Varsavsky is the president of the Safe Democracy Foundation and has founded six successful businesses over the last 15 years. He is currently the CEO of FON.

Experts:
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam is the author of “The International Politics of the Persian Gulf: A Cultural Genealogy” (Routledge). Educated at Hamburg, American and Cambridge Universities, he teaches International Relations at Oxford University.

Carlos Escud