Category Archives: US-Arab Relations

Arab-U.S. Relations: Views from the Region – 2014 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations23rd Annual Arab U.S.-Policymakers Conference included a session on “Arab-U.S. Relations: Views from the Region” that featured Ms. Elizabeth Wossen, Dr. Abderrahim Foukara, Dr. Christian Koch, Ms. Judith Kipper, Dr. Jim Zogby, and Ms. Barbara G.B. Ferguson.

An audio and video recording of the session as well as a link to the transcript are available below. Videos of the entire 2014 conference are available on YouTube and podcasts of the conference are available through iTunes and FeedBurner.

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Dr. Anthony Responds to Questions Regarding the U.S.-GCC Relationship

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony periodically responds to questions posed by friends and followers of the National Council’s Arabia, the Gulf, and the GCC Blog. Below are three recent questions Dr. Anthony fielded regarding the U.S. relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).

“How might the U.S.-GCC relationship change, if at all, with the United States easing its reliance on Middle Eastern oil in tandem with increases in America’s domestic energy supplies?”

“How is it that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries retain good relations with the United States despite regional anti-American sentiment?”

“What aspects of U.S.-GCC cooperation are looked upon favorably by citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries?”

Interview with Al Youm (Al Hurra TV)

Dr. John Duke Anthony joined Al Hurra TV’s Al Youm to discuss Iran, Syria, and President Obama’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia. [Program in Arabic.]

 

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Posted by ‎Al Youm Show برنامج اليوم‎ on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

 
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The United States and the Arab World: Dynamics and Dimensions of a Relationship in Flux

On March 11, 2014, 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 “The United States and the Arab World: Dynamics and Dimensions of a Relationship in Flux.”

Dr. John Duke Anthony – The United States and the Arab World: Dynamics and Dimensions of a Relationship in Flux (.mp3)

Video and audio recordings courtesy of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs.

Arab-U.S. Relations: Views from the Media – 2013 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

ARAB-U.S. RELATIONS: VIEWS FROM THE MEDIA

Chair:

Dr. Andrew Parasiliti – Editor and CEO, Al-Monitor; former Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies-US and Corresponding Director, IISS-Middle East; former Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel.

Speakers:

Commodore (Ret.) Abdulateef Al-Mulhim – Columnist, Arab News and Al Yaum; Retired Commodore, Royal Saudi Navy.

Mr. Steven Clemons – Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic; Founder, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation; Publisher, The Washington Note.

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Arab-U.S. Relations: A View from the League of Arab States – 2013 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY H.E. DR. MOHAMMED ALHUSSAINI ALSHARIF

Speaker:

H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif – Chief Representative of the League of Arab States to the United States; former Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Canada and Turkey; former Head of the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Houston.

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Coping With Kaleidoscopic Change in the Middle East – 2013 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

COPING WITH KALEIDOSCOPIC CHANGE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Speaker:

Ambassador Chas Freeman – Chairman of the Board, Projects International, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based development firm specializing in international joint ventures, acquisitions, and other business operations for its American and foreign clients; former President, Middle East Policy Council; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1993-94), earning the Department of Defense’s highest public service awards for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War security system and in reestablishing defense and military relations with China; former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the U.S. mediation of Namibian independence from South Africa and Cuban troop withdrawal from Angola; and author, Interesting Times: China, America, and the Shifting Balance of Prestige; America’s Misadventures in the Middle East; The Diplomat’s Dictionary (Revised Edition); and Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy.

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Rhetoric and Reality in Arab-U.S. Energy Relations

April 11, 2013
Offices of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, DC

 

Participants include:

Mr. John Hofmeister, Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy; former President, Shell Oil Company

Professor Paul Sullivan, Professor of Economics, National Defense University; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Ms. Randa Fahmy Hudome, President, Fahmy Hudome International; former Associate Deputy Secretary of Energy

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Arab-U.S. Relations: Views from the Arab Media – 2012 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

ARAB-U.S. RELATIONS: VIEWS FROM THE ARAB MEDIA

Chair:

Ms. Barbara Ferguson – Consultant, United States Marine Corps’ Center for Advanced Operational Culture; former Washington Correspondent, Arab News; former embedded war correspondent in Iraq.

Speakers:

Mr. Jamal Khashoggi – General Manager and Editor-in-Chief, Al Arab News Channel; former Editor-in-Chief, Al-Watan.

Ms. Nadia Bilbassy – Chief U.S. Correspondent, Middle East Broadcasting Center Television.

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Arab-U.S. Relations: A View from the League of Arab States – 2012 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

ARAB-U.S. RELATIONS: A VIEW FROM THE LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES

Speaker:

H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif – Chief Representative of the League of Arab States to the United States; former Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Canada and Turkey; former Head of the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Houston.

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Defense Cooperation Dynamics: Enhancing Regional Security – 2012 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

DEFENSE COOPERATION DYNAMICS: ENHANCING REGIONAL SECURITY

Chair:

The Honorable Molly Williamson – Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute; former Senior Foreign Policy Adviser to the Secretary of Energy (2005-2008); former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania and Africa (1999-2004); former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (1993-1995).

Opening Remarks:

VADM Robert Harward – Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command; former Commander, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 in Afghanistan; former Deputy Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command; and former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff representative to the National Counterterrorism Center.

Speakers:

Dr. Anthony Cordesman – Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies; consultant to the U.S. State Department, Defense Department, and intelligence community; former Director of Intelligence Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Mr. David Des Roches – Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies.

Mr. Robert Sharp – Assistant Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

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