2014 Policy Lecture
HRH Prince Turki Al-Faisal
A Saudi Perspective of Middle East Events
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- RT @David_Cameron: The Cabinet has accepted my recommendation to have a vote in the Commons tomorrow on military action in Syria as part of…
- Daily Update - MPs expected to vote on bombing Isil in Syria at 10pm tomorrow https://t.co/6WqFzJDGrS
- RT @AbdulHamidAhmad: 'Top 10 UAE National Day events', https://t.co/fKdbRLTCio
- .CMEC Vice Chair @dephiliplee opened backbench business debate on #UK in #Syria last night. Read the transcript: https://t.co/ol6plPK5mL
- RT @DrPhillipLeeMP: 'I believe that the most valuable role Britain can play in the #MiddleEast is to give the world a plan for peace and st…
The Prime Minister is to ask his cabinet to endorse a one-day Commons debate and vote on Wednesday over UK air strikes against Isil in Syria.
David Cameron said there was “growing” parliamentary support for air strikes, saying it was “the right thing to do” and in the national interest.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is granting his MPs […]
Nadhim Zahawi MP on Syria: Victory requires not just air strikes but a vehicle for Sunni hopes for the future
In an article for Conservative Home, Nadhim Zahawi MP, member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, discusses the war in Syria and why Sunni fighters and security forces are key to defeating Isil:
Last week I travelled to Iraq and Turkey as part of the Foreign Affairs Committee delegation investigating how to defeat ISIL and end the Syrian Civil War. This was the first time I’d visited since […]
Following CMEC’s visit to Turkey, Kwasi Kwarteng MP and CMEC Director Leo Docherty have collaborated to write The Syria Crisis: A View from Turkey.
The publication presents a snapshot of the situation in Turkey and Syria as viewed by the the authors who travelled to Turkey in late September 2015 .
With Parliament set to vote on British airstrikes against Isil in Syria, the authors […]
Recently at CMEC
CMEC hosted a roundtable discussion in the House of Commons today with HE Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar, H.E Mr Yousef Ali Al-Khater, Ambassador of Qatar to the UK, Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, Director of the Qatar Government Communication Office, Mr Hassan Abdulla Al-Thawadi, Secretary General of Qatar’s 2022 […]
CMEC hosted an inaugural roundtable discussion on Tuesday 17th November in the House of Commons on whether Iran can deliver the nuclear deal. The discussion was chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Soames, with Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Professor Ali Ansari from St Andrews University and Shanshak Joshi, RUSI fellow, sitting on the panel.
The panellists […]
At our Autumn Reception in honour of the Council of Arab Ambassadors last night, the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan KCMG MP delivered his first address as CMEC Chairman.
Sir Alan thanked outgoing Chair Baroness Morris for her hard work and dedication, and pledged that CMEC will continue to facilitate a greater understanding of Middle Eastern issues in the years […]
CMEC delegations allow MPs and Peers to see the Middle East at first hand and gain a unique insight into the region by meeting leading members of government, business and civil society.
A series of briefings, debates and publications bringing together leading experts with Conservative MPs and Peers to discuss the most pressing questions for UK foreign policy in the Middle East.
A series of meetings for security experts and Conservative parliamentarians to discuss emerging threats in the Middle East and the implications for UK foreign policy.
A series of events bringing together leading business people and Conservative parliamentarians to discuss the UK’s bilateral trade and investment links with the Middle East.