Global Powers and The Middle East: Meeting the Challenge of Cooperation



12 November 2018
11:45 am – 12:45 am
Press Room

Join the Shaikh Group’s Track II “Middle East Strategic Dialogue”, a unique initiative that brings together high-level former officials and experts from the United States, Russia, China, India and Europe to discuss pressing regional issues and sources of instability in the Middle East, as well as constructive paths forward to address them sustainably. Institut Montaigne, the OCP Policy Center as well as the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs are co-partners in this initiative.


  • James LAROCCO, Former US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs
  • Niu XINCHUN, Head of the Middle East Institute, China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations
  • PR KUMARASWAMY, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • John HOLMES, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
  • Dmitry TRENIN, Director, Carnegie Moscow Center


  • Salman SHAIKH, Chief Executive Officer, The Shaikh Group
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