From the National Council’s Arabia, the Gulf, and the GCC Blog
John Duke Anthony – The Future Significance of the Gulf Cooperation Council (.pdf file)
This essay appeared in: The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision. Abu Dhabi: The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2012. pp. 63-103.
On March 27, 2012, National Council Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony spoke at American University on “U.S.-Arab Relations.” The program was sponsored by American University’s Delta Phi Epsilon International Society of Business and Foreign Affairs and the Muslim Student Association. A podcast from Dr. Anthony’s presentation is available below as well as through iTunes.
This essay from Dr. Anthony examines the diplomatic and geopolitical challenges and opportunities for the three most recent Saudi Arabian Ambassadors to the United States: Prince Bandar, Prince Turki, and Adel Al-Jubeir. Dr. Anthony wrote an earlier biography of Adel Al-Jubeir for the Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa in 2007. Centgage Learning, the publisher of that two-volume work, has granted permission to reprint the earlier version and to bring the essay up to date. The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/seY6oo.
John Duke Anthony – Challenges Facing NATO in Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq (.pdf file)
This essay from Dr. Anthony analyzes the multifaceted implications of NATO’s interventions in Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq. It was written for the website of the Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR). The ECSSR is one of the GCC countries’ oldest and most productive think tanks and research institutes on public policy issues. A shorter version of this essay was published on the ECSSR website and can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/oQzeAV.
2011 Gockel International Symposium
“Charting a New Course for Egypt”
September 22, 2011
Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO
National Council President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony joined Dr. Mark Long, Director of Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at Baylor University, as the featured speakers at Missouri Southern State University’s 2011 Gockel International Symposium in September. The symposium focused on “Charting a New Course for Egypt.” Audio and video from the September 22 morning discussion with Dr. Anthony (“The Changing Nature of America’s Interests in Egypt: Implications for U.S. Policies”) and from the September 22 evening discussion with both Dr. Long (“If We Turn Our Backs”) and Dr. Anthony (“Egypt in Regional and World Affairs: Dynamics of Convergence and Divergence”) is available from the Council through iTunes and other podcast services as well here.
John Duke Anthony – The Intervention in Bahrain through the Lenses of its Supporters (.pdf file)
This essay from Dr. Anthony analyzes the Gulf Cooperation Council’s response to Bahrain’s request for defense assistance in March 2011. It was written for the website of the Abu Dhabi-based Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR). The ECSSR is one of the GCC countries’ oldest and most productive think tanks and research institutes on public policy issues. A shorter version of this essay was published on the ECSSR website and can be accessed here: http://t.co/MLsibJx.
National Council Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony spoke to the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC Summer Institute on International Affairs on “The Arab Spring and the Dynamics of American Interests: Implications for U.S. Policies” on June 27, 2011. The World Affairs Council-Washington, DC’s 2011 Summer Institute was focused on “The New Middle East? Power Shifts and Global Implications.” Dr. Anthony was introduced by Ms. Heidi Shoup, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC. Video and a podcast of Dr. Anthony’s presentation are available below as well as through iTunes.
On April 13, 2011, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony spoke to members and guests of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs (bcfausa.org) on “Analyzing Transformational Change in the Arab World.” Courtesy of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, the National Council is pleased to make available this video and audio recording of Dr. Anthony’s address.
John Duke Anthony - 20 Years Ago Today
February 28, 2011 marks the anniversary of a momentous event: the reversal of Iraq’s aggression against Kuwait from August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991. For Kuwaitis, the citizenry of their fellow GCC members, and people from many other countries, including the United States and other Allied Coalition members, the multifaceted damage inflicted by Iraq in the course of its invasion and occupation of Kuwait unleashed changes from which the world has yet to fully recover.
John Duke Anthony – The GCC Summit in Perspective: A Conversation with John Duke Anthony (via ArabiaLink)
John Duke Anthony - In Memoriam: Peter Gubser (1941-2010)
Further from John Duke Anthony – at Washington, DC’s Cosmos Club, September 20, 2010 (.pdf file)
John Duke Anthony – Strategic Dynamics of Iran-GCC relations (.pdf file)
This essay appeared in:
Seznec, Jean-Francois, and Mimi Kirk, eds. Industrialization in the Gulf: A socioeconomic revolution. New York: Routledge, 2011. 78-102.
“Industrialization in the Gulf can neither be called a flash in the pan nor a thing of the past. It can be best described as a sustained process and a work in progress that has fulfilled the economic needs of the region amid rapidly changing socio-political circumstances. For that very reason the causes, dimensions and consequences of industrialization in the region have been carefully perused and dissected in recent years. The Routledge edition Industrialization in the Gulf – A socioeconomic revolution, edited by Jean-François Seznec and Mimi Kirk, does just that and comes out with flying colors…”
“The impressive economic growth in the Gulf may be tantamount to a modern day industrial revolution but the rosy picture is not etched in stone. It has to deal with the persistent uncertainty of oil prices, the prospects of attack on Iran and another major worldwide recession. Subsequent chapters deal with political economy and the contentious issue of Gulf-Iran relations. It is an exercise in looking at industrialization in the new era of regionalism. John Duke Anthony’s chapter on strategic dimensions of Iran-GCC relations is particularly noteworthy and a worthy read…“