Session 2: The impact of the coronavirus crisis on the Middle East
Since its emergence a few weeks ago, Covid-19 has already fundamentally changed the fabric of our society and impacted the global geopolitical landscape, but in what ways?
Covid-19 Crisis: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences is a new webinar series that examines various possible and visible consequences of the current crisis including its strategic and economic implications, impact on global governance, on gender or the role of technology.
The webinar is free and conducted in English. The first webinar session will provide an overview of the strategic, global health security, crisis management, governance, economic and financial implications of this crisis.
The last decade, the Middle East was marked by the consequences of the uprisings of the so-called Arab Spring. Many governments were weakened, some were replaced and conflicts erupted in Syria or in Yemen. This webinar episode will deal with the potential impact the current coronavirus crisis might have on the Middle East in this new decade and especially on US-Iran relations, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries-Iran relations, the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the domestic stability of Arab countries, the future of oil, or the empowerment or weakening of non-state actors and terrorist organizations.
■ Prof. Micheline Ishay, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver University;
■ Dr Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Fellow for the Middle East, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University;
■ Mr Marc Finaud, Head of Arms Proliferation, GCSP;
■ Prof. David Des Roches, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defence University;
■ Dr Karen E. Young, Resident Scholar, American Entreprise Institute;
■ Dr Jean-Marc Rickli, Head of Global Risk, GCSP
■ Ms Ashley Müller, Q&A Moderator, GCSP
Watch the first session on the Strategic implications of the coronavirus crisis.