Alan Philps, Editor of the World Today, discusses the evolving relationship between the GCC states and the UK with Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House and Mohammed El-Katiri, Director, MENA Insight.

Alan Philps, Editor of the World Today, Chatham House
Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Mohammed El-Katiri, Director, MENA Insight

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Overview

The speakers assess the changing perceptions of Britain’s role in the Gulf and debate the impact of regional developments on GCC-UK relations, including airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the growing foreign policy assertiveness of Gulf states, the GCC rift over the Muslim Brotherhood and on-going tensions over the Iranian nuclear negotiations. This analysis is partly based on discussions held at a recent workshop on New Dynamics in GCC-UK Relations and the Prospects and Challenges for the GCC Union.

More information at New Dynamics in GCC-UK Relations and the Prospects and Challenges for the GCC Union