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BAU Cyprus Participation at the 10th Annual ASMEA Conference in Washington, D.C.

BAU Cyprus Participation at the 10th Annual ASMEA Conference in Washington, D.C.

Bahçeşehir Cyprus University was represented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) titled ‘Assessing the Regions Ten Years On’ which took place in Washington, D.C. between 19th and 21st October 2017.
Professor Atesoğlu Güney, who has organized and chaired the panel titled ‘Unpredictability of the (undeclared) Trump Doctrine: What does it mean for the MENA Region and Turkey?’, in her paper argued for the impossibility of a new disarmament initiation in the region due to the current security conditions. She has furthered her position through the evaluation of the on-going US efforts towards the prevention and deterrence of the spread and use of chemical weapons in Syria under Assad regime, especially in the Idlib province.  In her concluding remarks, Professor Atesoğlu Güney argued for the critical importance of Eastern Mediterranean while highlighting the negative consequences of ‘unpredictability’ of US foreign policy in MENA regions.  Professor Korkmaz, on the other hand, presented a paper on Turkish-Israeli deterrence policies in which she took attention to the importance of the Iranian and Russian influence in the region, along with the global unpredictability trend.
ASMEA is an academic society dedicated to promoting the highest standards of research and teaching in Middle Eastern and African studies and related fields which was founded in 2007 by  Proffesor Bernard Lewis and Proffesor Fouad Ajami.  For further information about the conference please see: http://www.asmeascholars.org/conference/save-the-date-tenth-annual-asmea-conference/