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Eastern Mediterranean: Preventing Escalation Les Jeudis de l'Ifri

A "Les Jeudis de l'Ifri" videoconference around Dorothée SCHMID, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Ifri’s Turkey and Middle East Program.


In a structurally unstable region, recent gas discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean region have whetted appetites for power and awakened dormant conflicts. The territorial dispute between Greece and Turkey, the insoluble Cypriot case, the Franco-Turkish strategic disagreements and the Israeli apprehensions combine to fuel rumors of war. These prospects are further degraded by the still massive flow of Syrian refugees and the economic collapse of Lebanon. Can the situation further deteriorate? Do we risk a military confrontation and if so, between which protagonists? What role can Europe play to break this deadlock?


Chair : Thomas Gomart, director of Ifri.


This debate is for corporate members only. It will be conducted in French.


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For further information on this debate, please contact Sandrine Bañales, corporate and embassies memberships coordinator:  banales@ifri.org, 01 40 61 60 21.

European Union (EU) refugees Eastern Mediterranean Europe Greece Lebanon Türkiye