European Foreign Policy In An Era Of Great Powers Competition

How can the EU demonstrate resolve and respond to the interests of Russia, Turkey, Iran and Saudi-Arabia?


Armando Barucco, Head of the Unit for Analysis, Planning and Historic Diplomatic Documentation at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Cinzia Bianco, Visiting fellow, ECFR MENA program

Christian Hanelt, Senior Expert for the Southern Neighbourhood and the Middle East at Bertelsmann Stiftung

Wilfried Jilge, Policy Officer, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

Christian Koch, Senior Advisor, Bussola Institute

Adnan Tabatabai, CEO, Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO)

Mattia Toaldo, European External Action Service

Erdal Yalcin, Professor of International Economics, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences

Moderato da

Alba Lamberti, Deputy Director, ECFR


What are the strategic objectives and foreign policy interests of Russia, Turkey, Iran and Saudi-Arabia? What are the relations and interdependencies between Russia, Turkey, Iran and Saudi-Arabia? What challenges raise for the EU and its member states as well as its neighbourhood and enlargement policy?