Meetings and Discussions
Panel Discussion “Middle East – Current Challenges”
On November 16, 2017 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) organized the panel discussion on the current challenges in the Middle East.
The discussion was moderated by Irakli Menagarishvili, the Chairman of the Center for Strategic Studies and the speakers included Davit Batashvili, specialist on International Relations and Zurab Batiashvili, the Expert of Oriental Studies, Doctor of Historical Sciences.
The presenters discussed the situation in the Middle East after the collapse of DAESH, the Sectarian confrontation in the region, military and political situation related to the Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as the policies and relations between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran, the roles and impacts of EU and U.S. and the increasing influence of Russia in the ongoing regional conflicts. The speakers also talked about potential threats endangering the political stability and security of other states.
The representatives of expert community, governmental and non-governmental organizations attended the event. The presentations were followed by an engaging discussion between the audience and the speakers. The event was conducted in the framework of the series of expert panel discussions about the current situation in Middle East.