Panel discussion: The revolutions in the Arab world and security of Europe
Date of event: 11.4. 2011
The Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations organized a panel discussion with Petr Robejsek, Roman Joch and Sadi Shanaah on the 11th of April 2011.
Discussion took place on Monday, April 11 from 15:00 to 17:00 pm at the CEVRO Institute.
The opening remarks were presented by our distinguished panellists:
- Petr Robejsek, political scientist, an independent consultant for strategic issues
- Roman Joch, director of the Civic Institute and advisor to the Prime Minister
- Sadi Sannaah, foreign policy adviser to the Green party, member of the staff at Glopolis centre
The event was organized with the kind support of the CEVRO Institute long-term partner – the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
The discussion covered the security dimension of the ongoing changes in North Africa and the Middle East, focusing primarily on the following questions:
- What security risks represent the Arab revolutions?
- What are the European security interests?
- Should Europeans welcome the revolutions, or rather be worried?
- Could the democratization of Arab countries lead to international security?
- What are the security risks of democratization?
- Is it irrational and immoral to support nondemocratic regimes in exchange for securing stability?
- What could be the impact of the revolutions on some particular security issues such as migration or energy?
- Is there any effect on the relations between the Arab countries and Israel?
The director of PCTR Jan Jireš hosted the discussion.