5 Towards-MED Interviews on the Middle East you Shouldn’t Miss

Towards MED are a series of preparatory meetings for selected audiences throughout the year. The events provide a platform for discussion on the main economic, political and social issues in the Mediterranean region.

MED is a year-long initiative, co-organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).


Houda Allal: The energy challenges for the Mediterranean Region

The rising population and the expansion of economic activities in the Mediterranean region pose urgent challenges for the energetic and environmental sustainability in the area. Houda Allal (OME) discusses some possible solutions to tackle this pressing issue.


Rend al-Rahim – What do the last electoral results tell us of Iraq today?

Ambassador Rend al-Rahim, President of the Iraq Foundations, illustrates the fragmented results of Iraq’s elections and the main challenges to be addressed in post-electoral Iraq.


Adam Baron – What’s next for Yemen?

Adam Baron, ECFR’s Middle East and North Africa Programme Visiting Fellow, highlights the main outcomes of the Yemeni crisis, underlying the extreme state of uncertainty in the future of the country.


Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi: Russia, Turkey, Iran and the future of Syria

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Research Fellow RUSI, explains the importance of an agreement between Iran, Russia and Turkey as a precondition for the political stabilization of Syria.


Andrey Kortunov – Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Andrey Kortunov, General Director of RIAC, Russian International Affairs Council, explains the current Russian foreign policy in the Middle East, and the long-term strategy that Russia should pursue in the region.