The GCC As An Opportunity

October 9, 2013

John Duke Anthony – The GCC As An Opportunity

 

POLICYMAKING OPPORTUNITIES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM REGIONAL GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS: THE ARABIAN PENINSULA (GCC COUNTRIES AND YEMEN)

Chair:

Dr. John Duke Anthony

Speakers:

Dr. Abdel Aziz Abu Hamad Aluwaisheg - Assistant Secretary General for Negotiations and Strategic Dialogue, Gulf Cooperation Council.

Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla - Professor of Political Science, United Arab Emirates University (Abu Dhabi); lead author, 2008 Arab Knowledge Report.

Dr. Abdullah K. Al-Shayji - Chairman, Department of Political Science, Kuwait University; author, Kuwait’s Ceaseless Quest for Survival in a Hostile Environment.

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A Window onto the Gulf Cooperation Council, Together With a View Regarding Its Involvement Of Late With Yemen – remarks by His Excellency Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, to the Gulf Research Center’s Third Annual Gulf Research Meeting, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Introduction by Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

From the National Council’s Arabia, the Gulf, and the GCC Blog

 

Dr. John Duke Anthony spoke to KSA2 (Saudi Arabian, English-language TV) on June 14, 2012 about the 31st anniversary and growing international importance of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The GCC is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Anthony is the only American to have been invited to each of the GCC’s Ministerial and Heads of State Summits since the GCC’s inception in 1981.

 
Watch the segment on YouTube

 

Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision 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.

 

GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC) DYNAMICS (III)

Chair:

Dr. John Duke Anthony - Founding President and CEO of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, and author, inter alia, of Arab States of the Lower Gulf: People, Politics, Petroleum and Historical and Cultural Dictionary of the Sultanate of Oman and the Emirates of Eastern Arabia.

Speakers:

Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla - Professor of Political Science, Emirates University (Abu Dhabi); lead author, 2008 Arab Knowledge Report. (UAE)

Dr. Abdulla Al-Shayji - Chairman, Department of Political Science, Kuwait University, and author, Kuwait’s Ceaseless Quest for Survival in a Hostile Environment. (Kuwait)

Mr. Jeremy Jones - Author of Negotiating Change: The New Politics of the Middle East and the forthcoming Oman, Culture and Diplomacy; Senior Associate Member, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Distinguished International Fellow. (Oman)

Dr. Thomas Mattair - Executive Director, Middle East Policy Council; former Research Scholar, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research; author,The Three Occupied UAE Islands: The Tunbs and Abu Musa and Global Security Watch — Iran: A Reference Handbook. (Bahrain)

Commentator:

Mr. Robert Lacey - Historian, and author of, inter aliaThe Kingdom: Arabia & the House of Sa’ud (1982) and Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia (2009). (Saudi Arabia)

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Council Chronicle Vol. 5, No. 1 (Winter – Spring 2011, Part I) (.pdf file)

Includes:
NCUSAR Recognized For Exceptional Accountability & Management
NCUSAR’s US Naval Academy Midshipmen Delegation Visits the UAE
Public Affairs Briefings in Washington, DC
Malone Fellowship/U.S. Central Command Annual Study Visit to Oman
President’s Educational Services and Publications
 

Council Chronicle – Vol. 3, No. 1 (Winter-Spring 2009) (.pdf file)

Includes:
Dr. Anthony Appointed Department of State Advisor
2008-2009 Model Arab League Highlights
Malone Fellow / U.S. Central Command Program in Oman
Malone Fellow Energy Executives Program in Qatar and Saudi Arabia
National Council President’s Educational Activities
National Council Bequeathed Islamic and Pre-Islamic Pottery Collection
Thank You to National Council Supporters
 

Middle East Aviation – Oman Observed As A Safe Friendly Nation By Westerners. Includes highlights from the National Council’s Annual Malone Oman Cultural Immersion Program.

 

Council Chronicle – Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 2008) (.pdf file)

Includes:
The National Council’s Silver Anniversary: 1983-2008
Model Arab League Updates
Malone Fellowship Study Visit to Oman
President’s Educational Services and Publications
National Council Staff Updates
 

John Duke Anthony – Economic Development in the GCC Region in Focus (.pdf file)

In 2007 Dr. Anthony was contracted by Britannica Book of the Year (BBOY), publication of Encyclopaedia Britannica, to write an original essay on “Boom in the Gulf.” The essay focused on the extraordinary construction boom underway in the six GCC countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The essay, which can be accessed through the above link, was accepted and appears in the 2008 edition of the BBOY. The National Council is pleased that Encyclopaedia Britannica has granted permission for the Council to reprint the essay in full.

Britannica Book of the Year

 

Council Chronicle – Vol. 1, No. 1 (August 2007) (.pdf file)

Includes:
Academic Seminar for Summer Interns
Partnership with Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies
Model Arab League
2007 Malone Fellow Visit to Oman
President’s Outreach
New Publications
National Council Staff & Interns
National Council Supporters