World Economic Forum on the Middle East 2008
Fresh Strategies for Stability?
The broader Middle East region is facing a complex landscape of insecurity in 2008, where any one of a number of linked issues could trigger a major conflict. In addition to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Iran are enduring epicentres of concern. The upcoming US elections may give rise to fresh strategies to secure stability in the region.
What are the key ingredients of any revised strategy to secure peace in the region in 2008 and beyond?
Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt
Mohamed A. Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, United Arab Emirates
Ali Babacan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey
Brian Baird, Congressman from Washington (Democrat), 3rd District, USA
Nader Al Dahabi, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
Alexander Saltanov, Special Envoy of the Russian Foreign Minister for the Middle East and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor, Newsweek, France