Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States: Elite Politics, Street Protests and Regional Diplomacy
Ginny Hill, Convener, Yemen Forum and Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Gerd Nonneman, Professor of Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter and Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham
The relationships between Yemen and its Gulf neighbours are coming under increased pressures as the winds of the Arab spring sweep the region. How will these changes impact on the entrenched elite structures which have defined regional diplomacy for so long? To launch their Chatham House briefing paper Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States: Elite Politics, Street Protests and Regional Diplomacy, the speakers will examine these questions and present an analysis of the evolving relationship between Yemen and the Gulf states.