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Arab geopolitics from turmoil towards balances, stability and regional order.
Rome – 5-6 October 2017


Non-state actors have significantly increased the risk of disintegration of countries in the Arab region, while regional hegemonic competitions complicate an already volatile situation. In this difficult context, there is a clear need to understand how internal and external powers interests can be reconciled.

How to find a way ahead towards balances, some kind of regional order and increased stability. Security partnerships would be also valuable when disintegration and centrifugal forces continue to represent a threat. Indeed, NATO is active in that direction. Post Isis is also a serious issue not yet addressed.

In addition, the realities of conflict tend to obscure economic dynamics that underpin both stability and wars. Although some countries try to diversify their economy, seeking solutions for a more sustainable development, growth has visibly slowed in the area and illegal trafficking is one of the main causes of the economic output reduction.

Economic growth could be too low to foster job creation, resulting in a non-bearable pressure on fiscal systems, welfare and refugee assistance.

The conference aims at a high-quality added-value interaction; contributing to an in-depth analysis and also to draw a sense of direction for security providers.


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