Middle East conflicts have long experienced destructive and counter-productive foreign interventions. Often western powers such as the USA are criticised for both intervening (George W. Bush) and for not intervening (Donald Trump). The panel will discuss the interests which foreign powers pursue in the region and consider whether a framework might be established which channels violent interventions into guarantees for peace.
Nikolay Khozhanov - Qatar University and Chatham House
Ronen Bergman - New York Times
Hesham Youssef - United States Institute of Peace
John Sfakianakis - Chatham House and Gulf Research Center
Moderator - Philipp Hirsch