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The Regional Security Summit
This October’s IISS Manama Dialogue 2015 comes after a year of worsening crises in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. With key Gulf states more actively tackling regional issues, the Executive Director of IISS–Middle East, Sir John Jenkins, looks forward to the summit as a forum for discussing solutions.
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'As the Manama Dialogue enters its second decade, the IISS will continue to strive hard to offer the most congenial environment for constructive defence and security consultations' said IISS CEO John Chipman at the close of last year's Dialogue.
The 11th IISS Manama Dialogue will be held from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 2015 in Bahrain.
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'I [am] extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve in partnership over the past ten years. I know that this forum is one of the most important in the world' said Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the opening of the 2014 IISS Manama Dialogue.
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'The Manama Dialogue is the primary security forum for the Middle East, just as the Shangri-La summit in Singapore is the primary security forum for the Asia-Pacific region.' France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at 2014 Dialogue.
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The 10th IISS Manama Dialogue took place from 5-7 December 2014 in Manama.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the IISS Manama Dialogue the IISS is publishing an Adelphi book that analyses the key challenges now faced by the Middle East.
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