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  • "What Next in Yemen?" Public Affairs Briefing

    The National Council hosted a public affairs briefing on the ongoing crisis in Yemen on June 29 in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Read More
  • The Consolidation of a New Arab Political Order

    Read National Council Distinguished International Affairs Fellow Dr. Imad Harb on the consolidation of a new Arab political order cognizant of the threats represented by the plethora of extremist groups operating in the heart of the Arab world. Read More
  • The GCC-U.S. Summit: An Opportunity for Strategic Reassurance?

    Read National Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony on recent developments in the United States’ relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Read More
  • American Knowledge Transfer with the Arab World

    Watch or listen to Dr. John Duke Anthony's remarks on "America’s Perspectives On and Benefits From Knowledge Transfer with the Arab World" delivered at a recent conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read More
  • "Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal" Public Affairs Briefing

    The National Council hosted a public affairs briefing on the Iran nuclear framework agreement on April 8 in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Read More
  • What do the Opponents of a Nuclear Deal with Iran Really Want?

    Read National Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony on the true objectives of the opponents of a nuclear agreement with Iran. Read More
  • Washington, DC Summer Internship Program

    The National Council's Summer Internship Program offers professional work experiences combined with twice weekly academic seminars on Arabia & the Gulf. Read More
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"Yemen in Crisis: What Next?" Public Affairs Briefing

Briefing on YemenOn June 29, 2015, the National Council and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on "Yemen in Crisis: What Next?" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Featured specialists included Dr. Noel Brehony, Chair, Menas Associates, Former Chair, British Yemeni Society, and Author, Yemen Divided: The Story of a Failed State in South Arabia; Ms. Sama'a Al-Hamdani, Analyst and Writer, Yemeniaty, and former Assistant Political Officer, Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington, DC; and Mr. Peter Salisbury, Journalist and Analyst, the Financial Times, The Economist, Vice News, and other publications, and former Consultant, Chatham House Yemen Forum. Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Sanctions, served as moderator and facilitator.

Nawaf Obaid – "Saudi Arabia Ascendant" Presentation

Briefing on YemenOn May 22, 2015, the National Council and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on "Leadership Changes in Saudi Arabia: What Implications for the Kingdom, the Region, and the U.S.?" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

The featured specialist and presenter was Dr. Nawaf Obaid, Visiting Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Lecturer, London Academy of Diplomacy, Stirling University; and Senior Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. Dr. Obaid delivered a presentation titled "Saudi Arabia Ascendant." National Council Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony served as moderator and facilitator.

"Whither Arab-Iranian and U.S.-GCC Relations?" Public Affairs Briefing

Kerry and Zarif during Iran nuclear negotiationsOn May 12, 2015, the National Council, the West Asia Council, and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing titled “After a Nuclear Agreement: Whither Arab-Iranian and U.S.-GCC Relations?” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Featured specialists included: Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Dr. Christian Koch, Director, Gulf Research Center Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland); Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, President, SVB Energy International; Dr. Thomas Mattair, Executive Director, Middle East Policy Council; Dr. Alidad Mafinezam, President, West Asia Council; and Dr. Imad Harb, Distinguished International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Mr. John Pratt, Member, Board of Directors, and Distinguished International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, served as moderator.

"Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal" Public Affairs Briefing

Briefing on IranOn April 8, 2015, the National Council and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on "Assessing the Iran Nuclear Deal: Issues and Implications" in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Featured specialists included: Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; H.E. Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Associate Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University and former Spokesman for Iran in nuclear negotiations with the European Union; Dr. Thomas Mattair, Executive Director, Middle East Policy Council; Dr. Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle East Affairs in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division, Congressional Research Service; Dr. Imad Harb, Distinguished International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; and Dr. Paul Sullivan, Senior International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. Mr. John Pratt, Member, Board of Directors, and Distinguished International Affairs Fellow, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, served as moderator.

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