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A Changing Middle East and Implications for NATO

13 May 2021, 13:30
Is there a role for NATO in the Middle East over the coming decade?

This event looks at the current and forthcoming challenges in the Middle East, exploring flashpoints of confrontations, shifting rivalries and alliances, and trends that could shape the security landscape over the next decade. We will also seek to identify ways to increase regional stability, including what role NATO may play in this context. 

Opening remarks   

  • Neil Melvin, Director, International Security Studies, RUSI  

  • Thierry Tardy, Director, Research Division, NATO Defence College  


  • Maria Fantappie, Special Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa region, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue  

  • Vali Nasr, Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies  

  • Pierre Razoux, Academic and Research Director, Mediterranean Foundation of Strategic Studies 

  • Michael Stephens, Associate Fellow, RUSI  


Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Senior Research Fellow and lead of the Unpacking the MENA programme, RUSI & Non-Resident Associate Fellow, NATO Defence College

This event is held in partnership with NATO Defence College

Event Manager

Emilia Markert
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