Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Christian-P. Hanelt, Christian Koch

spotlight europe 02/2015: A Gulf CSC Could Bring Peace and Greater Security to the Middle East

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Wars continue to ravage in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Refugees are wandering around aimlessly in the Middle East with many fleeing to Europe. Saudi Arabia and Iran are adding fuel to the flames. They are vying for supremacy while remaining highly suspicious of each other. A Conference for Security and Cooperation could help to ease existing tensions. Many years ago the CSCE was a resounding success. It could thus serve as a blueprint with the nuclear agreement with Iran as a starting point of such a venture.