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DATE & TIME:
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Light Refreshments / Networking
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Specialist Remarks / Q&A
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As the 33rd Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Ministerial and Heads of State Summit approaches on December 24-25, 2012 in Manama, Bahrain, the Arabia, the Gulf, and the GCC Blog presents for reference a listing of GCC-related posts from the past several months.
- “Regional Geo-Political Dynamics: The Arabian Peninsula (GCC Countries and Yemen)” at the 2012 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference (December 13, 2012)
- Joint Communique from the U.S.-GCC Strategic Cooperation Forum (October 4, 2012)
- US and GCC Sign Framework Agreement for Trade and Economic Cooperation (October 2, 2012)
- Gulf Cooperation Council Trade Facts & Figures Infograph (August 30, 2012)
- “A Window onto the Gulf Cooperation Council” – Remarks by His Excellency Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani (July 11, 2012)
- U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report Identifies Security Challenges in the Persian Gulf (July 10, 2012)
- John Duke Anthony Speaks With KSA2 About the GCC (June 19, 2012)
- Remarks on GCC Economic Issues by Dr. Odeh Aburdene (June 15, 2012)
- The Future Significance of the Gulf Cooperation Council (June 7, 2012)
- The Gulf Cooperation Council at 31: Implications of Trends and Indications for GCC and US Interests (May 30, 2012)
- Strategic Dynamics of Iran-GCC Relations (May 11, 2012)
In the past half century, no Arab sub-regional inter-state organization has been as successful as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), established in May 1981. Next week, Bahrain will host the 33rd GCC Ministerial and Heads of State Summit in Manama (December 24-25, 2012). In an effort to explore how the GCC and its six member-countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE) achieved what they have accomplished, the Arabia, the Gulf, and the GCC Blog presents a 2006 article from Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the only American to have been invited to each of the GCC’s Ministerial and Heads of State Summits since the GCC’s inception, which examines some of the dynamics surrounding the GCC’s formation and strategic position.
- John Duke Anthony – “The Future Significance of the Gulf Cooperation Council” (.pdf)
- John Duke Anthony – “The Intervention in Bahrain through the Lenses of its Supporters” (.pdf)
- John Duke Anthony – “The 2010 GCC Summit in Perspective: A Conversation with John Duke Anthony”
- John Duke Anthony – “Strategic Dynamics of Iran-GCC relations” (.pdf)
Dr. John Duke Anthony, Dr. Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg, Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, and Dr. Abdullah K. Al-Shayji gave remarks on “Policymaking Opportunities and Lessons Learned From Regional Geo-Political Dynamics: The Arabian Peninsula (GCC Countries and Yemen)” at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations’ 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference. The conference, on the theme “Arab-U.S. Relations Amidst Transition within Constancy: Implications for American and Arab Interests and Policies,” was held October 25-26, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, DC.
“A Window onto the Gulf Cooperation Council,
Together With a View Regarding Its
Involvement Of Late With Yemen”
His Excellency Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani,
Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council
Gulf Research Center’s Third Annual Gulf Research Meeting,
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
July 11, 2012
Introduction by Dr. John Duke Anthony,
Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is privileged to publish the remarks made earlier today by H.E. Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, who has granted his permission. The occasion is the three-day Third Annual Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) presented by the Gulf Research Center (GRC) with offices in Jeddah, Geneva, and Cambridge, UK. Founded by Dr. Abdalaziz Sager less than two decades ago, with the overriding strategic maxim of “Knowledge for All,” the GRC has rapidly become a leading institute specializing in research, education, seminars, workshops, publications, and consultancy.
By John Duke Anthony
The world today faces numerous challenges, including ongoing fallout from the international financial crises and instances of interstate conflict. Combined with the many changes affecting the regional and global balances of power these challenges raise questions about how power will be distributed in the coming two decades.
With this in mind, the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) held its 16th Annual Conference on “Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision” in Abu Dhabi in March 2011, and recently published the conference’s papers. Available from the ECSSR through the link provided below, the volume provides a professional and academic investigation of the global challenges that lie ahead.