The global order has been going through a significant transformative phase as a result of many drastic developments. The non-western global powers, China and Russia, are deepening their clout in their zones of influence, albeit through different strategies. Moreover, the covid-19 pandemic-induced political and economic problems have been compounded by the crisis of the Ukraine war. These dramatic changes are expected to yield a multipolar if not non-polar, world order. As world politics approaches a cold war-like polarization, keeping an independent path has become very challenging for Al Sharq regional powers, which have become under mounting pressure to take a side in this confrontation. Today more than ever, Al Sharq region countries are in need of charting their future amidst many threats and ambiguities.

Hence, we invite experts and scholars who would like to engage in this debate about how Al Sharq countries chart their ways and take part in shaping the evolving global order to join our conference entitled ‘‘The Shifting Global Order and its Repercussions for Al Sharq Region’’, which will be held in Istanbul on June 3-4, 2023.

If you would like to participate in the conference, kindly send an abstract consisting of 300 words on the themes enlisted in the concept paper, along with your CV, to

The application deadline is April 15, 2023.

Following a meticulous evaluation, the Al Sharq Strategic Research team will contact the selected candidates for the conference.