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Options for the Greater Middle East

03 May 2004

Session 1: Main obstacles to a peaceful reconstruction of the Middle East: Israel-Palestine, Iraq, Iran
Nicole Gnesotto, European Union Institute for Security Studies
Kemal Kirisci, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Giacomo Luciani, European University Institute, Florence

Session 2: Promoting reform and democracy: different approaches
Björn Larsson, Policy Unit, European Union Council, Brussels
The American initiative: Philip Gordon, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC
European views: Felix Neugart, Centrum für Angewandte Politikforschung, München
Álvaro Vasconcelos, Instituto de Estudos Estratégicos e Internacionais, Lisbon Working lunch:
Keynote speech by
Ghassan Salamé, Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Iraq

Session 3: What kind of transatlantic synergy (before and after the November 2004 elections)?
Jonathan Greenwald, International Crisis Group, Brussels
Fred Tanner, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva
Philippe Errera, Centre d’Analyse et de Prévision, Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Paris

Session 4: Conclusion: The next steps: what is desirable, what possible?
Ambassador Declan Kelleher, Irish Presidency of the European Union
Fred Halliday, London School of Economics
Martin Ortega, European Union Institute for Security Studies