Envisioning a Post-Crisis Regional Order in the Sharq Region

Envisioning a Post-Crisis Regional Order in the Sharq Region


Istanbul

It is important to mark the Sykes-Picot agreement on its 100-year anniversary not only because it was one of the founding charters of the state system of the modern Middle East, a milestone marking the ending of one era and beginning of another, but also because this anniversary comes while the whole region is subject to dramatic events resulting from what seems to be “a big failure” in the modern state project in the region. The central government has collapsed in many states and primordial identities and loyalties (religious, tribal, racial, and sectarian) have returned to surface after recession of the concept of citizenship.

Europe’s Changing Neighbourhood – Conflict Prevention and Management in the 21st Century

Europe’s Changing Neighbourhood – Conflict Prevention and Management in the 21st Century


London

The second annual conference on Europe’s Changing Neighbourhood, organised in partnership with Chatham House and International Crisis Group, will assess the effectiveness and external perceptions of Europe’s collective and national-level responses to the crises in its neighbourhood. It will also consider how Europe can use its political and social capacity to manage the current crisis environment.

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