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Transatlantic Security Symposium - 6. ed.

2013 - 2013

The sixth edition of the Transatlantic Security Symposium took place on 2 December 2013 at Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome. The conference focussed on "Transatlantic Security in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa", two regions that have become more interconnected with the Mediterranean zone following the Arab uprisings. The Symposium first analyzed more in-depth the political and security dynamics set in motion by revolutions, regime changes and civil war in North Africa and shed light on the implications for the US and the EU. It then considered the Sahel and the Horn of Africa separately by examining their specific regional dynamics, the role of external players such as the US, the EU and the UN, and the potential for cooperation between these actors and regional countries and organizations such as the African Union, the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) or the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) in East Africa. The Symposium brought together experts and analysts from Europe, America and Africa, plus Italian policymakers and officials. A reviewed version of the five papers presented at the conference, together with a report of the debate, will be collected into an ad hoc volume within IAI Research Papers series. (financing: Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NATO Public Diplomacy Division)

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