The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies held a round table on the «Conflicts and contradictions in the Middle East: prospects in the region» on February 28th. RISS profile experts participated in the event.
During the discussion, problems with the regional development were considered, primarily in the hotbeds of tensions (Syria, Libya, Yemen and other states). The participants assessed the external powers' interests there, including that of the U.S. and China. A detailed description was given to the high conflict potential of problems related to resources extraction and energy supply.