The Gulf: Competing Agendas and Shifting Loyalties

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Writer and Nonresident Fellow, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. Moderated by Imad Qasim.

In the Gulf, the competing agendas and shifting loyalties of the Middle East converge. Iran’s regional ambitions; Egypt’s future; and Syria’s civil war are but a few of the pivotal geostrategic issues influencing and influenced by the six Gulf Cooperation Council nations. At this intersection of Iranian, Saudi, and US interests, how should we consider developments taking place in the Gulf? Join Sultan Al Qassemi, a UAE-based Arab and Middle East affairs commentator, for a discussion of the Gulf and insight into the rivalries, shifts, and stalemates unfolding across the region.

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