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Meeting Notes - June 02, 2007

2007 Vienna Seminar: The Middle East: Fragility, Crisis, and New Challenges for Peace Operations

Nur Laiq, Markus E. Bouillon

 

 

Under the theme "The Middle East: Fragility, Crisis, and New Challenges for Peace Operations," participants drawn from the policymaking community, academia, military staff, and the diplomatic community in Vienna explored the various facets and evolving nature of third-party engagement in the Middle East. In the context of several acute and worsening crises at the time of the seminar, participants discussed the potential of and limits to the role of external parties in the Palestinian, Lebanese, and Iraqi arenas. The thirty-seventh IPA [now IPI] Vienna Seminar was held at the Austrian National Defense Academy and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna on June 3-5, 2007.

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