EPC organizes a webinar titled “The Fight for Libya” which seeks to discuss the strategies of major regional and global power vis-à-vis the Libyan conflict, the nature and limits of the struggle between Russia and Turkey in Libya, the French position vis-à-vis Russia and Turkey’s involvement in Libya, the ends of the military conflict in the country, and the possibilities and conditions for promoting a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
As part of its series of webinars to foresee the world and the region in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, the Emirates Policy Center (EPC) would like to organize its ninth webinar that deals with the future of conflict in Syria in Light of the “Cesar Act” and Implications of the Coronavirus Crisis.
The webinar will also tackle the implications of the “Cesar Act” and the Coronavirus crisis on the distribution of power among major actors in Syria and the strategy of the Syrian regime and its backer, Russia, to deal with the impact of the US legislation.
While Iran was severely suffering from American economic sanctions in the wake of Washington’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) (the nuclear deal) in May 2018, the country was hit hard by a new crisis due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the rest of world countries, Turkey has been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic and its social and economic consequences. This crisis has added an additional burden for the country as Turkish economy already suffers from the depreciation of the Turkish Lira, an increasing inflation, unemployment and debt. It has also intensified political struggle in the country in light of the debate regarding the performance of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party government in managing the crisis, as well as, Turkey’s involvement in regional conflicts, especially in Syria and Libya.