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Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF) fighters stand with their weapons north of Raqqa city, Syria on March 8 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said

The Middle East: Should We Give Up?

Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford

25 January 2019

Middle Eastern states are undergoing a profound social and political transformation in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings and the civil wars these sprouted. Crisis Group's Joost Hiltermann, Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa, discusses whether there is a role for external actors in halting and even reversing the downward slide, given the enormity of the challenge and a history of destructive external intervention.

This seminar will take start at 17:00 GMT on 25 January 2019 and is open to the public. 


Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa