Our interns, Ardi Janjeva and Angus Edwards, gave a 20 minute presentation to senior diplomatic figures from around the world during our conference on Iran. Using the Thortspace software, they covered the key issues concerning war avoidance in Iran: the nuclear issue, relations with radical groups, geopolitical ties in the Middle East, and domestic issues.
Part of the Middle East Migration Crisis: Genesis and Responses Conference, held in London in June 2016. This session looks at the rise of extremism and alternatives to counteract it. The opening presentation is by Ayatollah Safavi.
Asking what the shifts in Arab world mean for Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia: What is Israel’s likely response to the emerging democracies that are replacing autocrats who held onto power in the name of “stability” in the region. How will countries like Egypt respond to Israel in the future and how will the balance of power change? Looking at how Iran and Saudi Arabia respond to the changes taking place and the role of the Arab League in the future. In association with BBC Arabic Chaired by Sam Farah, the lead presenter of BBC Arabic’s flagship interactive programme Nuqtat Hewar (Talking Point). With: Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst; Abdel Bari Atwan, since 1989 he has been the editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, a major independent pan-Arab daily newspaper published in London and author of The Secret History of al-Qa’ida and A Country of Words, his memoir. William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation, formerly a journalist and publisher he has been involved in the Middle East for more than 30 years. As Chairman of the International Media Council he has led press delegations to Iraq, Palestine, Israel, Egypt and Syria.