Wednesday 31 October 2018
Geopolitics, the Nuclear Issue and the Middle East
International workshop Institute of Oriental Studies 200th Anniversary Conference
The seminar was organized by the Institute of Oriental Studies, in cooperation with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
This workshop aimed to bring together Russian, European, American, Iranian, and Arab participants to discuss a wide range of issues ranging from the viability of the nuclear agreement, that is, the Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), to the more common regional issues and potential cooperation in the Middle East.
Special attention will be paid to the consequences of the US withdrawal from the agreement, as well as to the general problems of geopolitics in the Middle East, the role of the United States, Turkey, Iran, and Russia, and other actors in the region, as well as the importance of the Astana process for normalization of the situation in Syria.
Discussions will be held strictly off the record, unofficially, and strictly in accordance with the draft agenda, set out below.