The Director of the’ Strategic Studies’ Programme at Derasat, Dr. Ashraf Keshk, participated in the “Security and Defense in the Middle East” conference organised by the Euro-Gulf Information Centre in cooperation with the American Centre for Studies on April 16-20.
The ‘Great Rivalry” conference brought together a group of academicians from the United States and Russia as well as members of the European Parliament and the Italian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The Great Rivalry series examines the evolution of geopolitics in the wider Middle East. High-level scholars and policy-makers gather in Rome, annually, to provide multilayered analyses for the multidimensional dynamics at play so sense can be made and policies adjusted to suit unfolding realities. The 2018 chapter gravitates around the question of how the security and defence configuration has changed in conjunction with the revised power-positions of local, regional and international actors involved in the unfolding rivalry. See https://www.egic.info/press-release-great-rivalry-iii