CSIS’s one-day workshop on The Eastern Mediterranean at the SNF
11 July 2017

The proceedings of the scientific one-day workshop held on Tuesday July 11th, by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), were successfully completed. The workshop was structured around the theme: “The strategic seam between Europe and the Middle East: Rethinking U.S. bilateral and regional policies towards the Eastern Mediterranean”.

CSIS convened a group of ambassadors, experts and academics that focused on four thematic pillars. Within this scope, the factors fueling regional instability and uncertainty in the Eastern Mediterranean region were identified and discussed, which include the geopolitical and demographic shifts underway, as well as the implications due to lack of coherent security architecture, while alternative strategic frameworks that would strengthen regional security and stability and the U.S. presence in the region were examined.

The one-day workshop, which was held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation's Athens office, is part of the pilot phase of CSIS’s Eastern Mediterranean Initiative. Through a grant, the SNF supports CSIS's Concept Paper on The Eastern Mediterranean.