Dept of Political Sciences Seminar - 12 April 2011
Gelaai op 11 April 2011
The Department of Political Sciences and Afro-Middle East Centre cordially invite you to a seminar on the strategic, regional and global implications of the Middle East uprisings, presented by Alastair Crooke.
Recent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, the continuing protests in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, and the civil war in Libya have caught politicians, analysts, and activists off-guard. While most people are still trying to make sense of what is happening in each of these countries, and to attempt to understand what kind of future might be expected, it is also necessary to analyse the implications of these revolts for a changed MENA region and for the rest of the world. How will these revolts affect Israel, Iran, Turkey and other regional players who have closely watching the uprisings to gauge how these fit in with their own strategic interests? With the winds of democracy blowing forcefully through the region, can we expect new alliances that will force us to re-evaluate what we know of the region? How will the uprisings affect the relationship between the Middle East and the West - in particular, the United States and various European countries?
Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Venue: Seminar Room, HSB 21-16