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The EU and the Middle East After Brexit

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies invites the public to a lecture on

The EU and the Middle East After Brexit

by

Dr. Florin Pasatoiu

Dr. Pasatoiu is Director of the Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies at the University of Craiova, Romania.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

BESA Center Seminar Room (Building 203, Room 131)

The lecture is open to the public.

‘The US pivot or balance towards Asia gives an indication on the decreasing strategic relevance of the Middle East particularly given the shale gas revolution that has turned the US into a net energy exporter, hence, less dependent on the region.
The vacuum of power left behind by the US withdrawal and low commitment of troops and capabilities to contain, albeit no appetite for direct confrontation with Iran, welcomes not only Iran to upgrade its strategy in the region but it gives China, Russia and recently India an open door to settle in.

UK gambling on a quid pro quo with the EU after BREXIT which means its full spectrum capabilities to project power in exchange for a ‘special relationship’ it has not produced any tangible results so far.

Hence, the EU needs creatively to project a CFSP that enables the vision set up in the EU Global Strategy and the reality on the ground!’, says Dr. Florin Pasatoiu, Director of the Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies invites the public to a lecture on The EU and the Middle East After Brexit on May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.