What lessons can be drawn from national dialogue efforts in Tunisia, Iraq and Yemen? Can principles be developed to help guide and sustain new dialogue initiatives?
What can be done to empower local actors to engage in designing and implementing national dialogue efforts?
What structure and format of the political process in Syria can be more conducive to advancing the political process? What proposals and ideas can be further explored to advance thinking about a viable political transition in Syria?
What strategies have been pursued by regional and international actors to promote peace and stability in Libya, and what has and has not been working? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Skhirat peace process, and what can be done to advance the peace process in Libya?
What factors led to the collapse of Yemen’s negotiated peaceful transition in 2015, and what lessons can be drawn from this experience?
What new ideas can be pursued to break the current political impasse in Yemen, taking into account the recent political developments in the region?