The Middle East has historically grappled with frequent regional conflicts, extremism, and terrorism. Placing attention solely on these events sends the signal to the world that there is only strife in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. However, collaboration also exists. It is important to display examples of diplomacy and cooperation in order to tell the world that positive relations occur as well in the Middle East.
This report discusses the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, the Dolphin Gas Project, and the Middle East Cancer Consortium, three examples of endeavors that have come to life through collaboration. Through exploring each project’s challenges and future recommendations, perhaps the world can come one step closer to dispelling the myth that the Middle East is a region of the world characterized mostly by violence and conflict.Download