WHAT IF? IN SEARCH OF REGIONAL SECURITY LEADERSHIP IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Developments in and around the Mediterranean are being shaped by the evolving roles of regional as well as global actors, but there are many open questions regarding the dynamics of their engagement. What are the regional perspectives? Who are the key stakeholders today and looking ahead? What are the key points of engagement in the western and eastern Mediterranean? To what extent are regional states responding to perceived uncertainties in American and European engagement and the appearance of old and new actors from beyond the Mediterranean? Reacting to plausible ‘What-if’ situation scenarios, participants will provide suggestions of the concrete role various actors could play in advancing security in a future regional security order.
- What are the key points of regional engagement today – and what are the regional priorities?
- Is there a way out of confrontation in the gulf – and how would a détente look like?
- How should regional and external actors adapt their counter-terrorism strategies to an evolving Daesh?
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