Middle East Conflicts, its Impact on Europe and World Peace
The entire region across Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to Afghanistan and Pakistan is ablaze with multiple wars and terrorism, inflicting death and destruction, economic and political chaos, and great suffering for millions. The Shia-Sunni conflict between Iran and Arab states, the involvement of USA, UK, France and Russia in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and other states, and the rise of radical Islamist Jihadism, have made the whole region a volatile background for proxy wars and melting pot for extremism and the rise of ISIL, Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
The wider implications of these conflicts have impacted Europe with the migrant and refugee crisis, racism, and resurgent populist nationalism, resulting in worsening economic and security situation.
Many peace processes and negotiations have been tried for decades without any success.
The conference – part of the UFP’s “Europe for Peace” campaign will highlight how the European Union’s Peace – building institutions – which have successfully kept Europe peaceful for 70 years – could be applied to the MENA conflicts. Can the United Nations in partnership with EU be key players in bringing peace and reconciliation to this war – ravaged region of the world ?
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