The 2019 Beijing Xiangshan hosted a variety of concurrent sessions focusing on critical issues facing China, the region, and the world. Two of the sessions addressed Security Developments in the Middle East. SIGNAL’s Executive Director, Carice Witte, spoke at the first session about regional developments. Also on the panel were experts from China, Germany, and Pakistan. Joining the second session on the Middle East was former UAE parliamentarian, Ahmed Almansoori from Dubai. Mr. Almansoori’s talk presented an analysis of key challenges facing the Middle East and offered fresh ideas on how to address these issues. Mr. Almansoori is an innovative thinker who is committed to re-examining existing conventional wisdom to identify new ways to foster the development and success of societies in the Middle East. The full transcript of his talk can be found here.
Distinguished colleagues, delegates and participants
I would like to extend my thanks to your kind invitation and for giving me this opportunity to address this very important event and share with you our Middle East experience in its wide and complicated geopolitical and economic dimensions. I will address three specific questions. First, what Kind of Impact will the changes in the security situation in the Middle East have on the international security situation, global politics, and economy? Second, what is the current Middle East policy of the major Powers, and do they have converging Interests and possibilities for cooperation in this region? And lastly, how can a new security structure be built in the Middle East?