The Middle East Geopolitical Puzzle and Risks to Global Security

Moji Kheyrian, Founder & Managing Director of Center for Geopolitics & Security in Realism Studies (CGSRS) based in London, UK participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “The Middle East Geopolitical Puzzle and Risks to Global Security”.



Today, the Middle East is in chaos!

The growing disorder in the resource rich region brings critical security risks to each and every nation: its government, industries, organizations, academia and individuals (NGIOA-I) in cyberspace-geospace and space (CGS).

While Middle East has had a rich past, over the years it has declined and currently is going through great turbulence and is likely facing an uncertain future. How has this region that was once so rich in its civilization, religion, science, progress, development, and which has been historically an interconnection of people, trade, ideas, and innovation, completely lost its way?

Does it have anything to do with its natural resources? Or is it the region’s governance framework: its ecosystem and effectiveness?

The complex challenges brought on by the growing turbulence in the Middle East necessitates an understanding and evaluation of the geopolitics of natural resources, and its role in global security.

There is a widespread belief that the battle for natural resources has left a lasting and, more often than not, earth shattering impact on Middle East nations and its associated politics, stakeholders, people, environments, resources, and economies. In addition, the broken spirit of people: its governance model and systems that curtail innovations and lack of desire to compete constructively on a global stage is becoming a cause of concern.

Amidst this dark scenario, the Middle East Nuclear Race is already under way. While the Global Community works towards constraining the Middle East’s nuclear ambitions, the question is will they be able to? So, where does the Middle East go from here?


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About the Guest
Moji Kheyrian, is the Founder & Managing Director of Center for Geopolitics & Security in Realism Studies (CGSRS) based in London, UK. His academic interests are Middle Eastern affairs, security and strategy, nuclear non-proliferation, and globalization. Moji has conducted research on Middle Eastern nuclear non-proliferation issues with a focus on the P5+1 negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. For the past two years, he has been independently researching the Syrian Civil War.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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