Programme of the Seminar

The focus of the 2007 Halki International Seminars was on geographical and functional security concerns in various regions in Europe’s wider periphery, namely Southeastern Europe, the Black Sea region, the Caucasus and the Middle East. Topics of debate and analysis included not only regional conflicts, such as Kosovo, the “frozen conflicts” in the Caucasus, and the multiple Middle Eastern flashpoints (Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and the Gulf region), and political developments in Turkey, but also other issues transcending geographical boundaries such as energy security, good governance and security sector reform, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. A key question was whether Euro-Atlantic strategies for managing and resolving the above-mentioned problems are effective and whether corrective action may be required.

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