On January 8, 2018, the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) organized the inaugural “Derasat Forum” entitled, “Qatar: Patron of Anarchy and Crisis in the Middle East”. Sessions discussed Qatari threats to the Kingdom of Bahrain over the years, Qatari involvement in regional destabilization and future scenarios.
The Forum comprised three sessions: Session 1: Qatari threats to the Kingdom of Bahrain: past and present Session 2: Examples of Qatari involvement in destabilization, and undermining of national institutions in Arab countries Session 3: Gulf security and future scenarios of Qatari hostile policy.
Dr. Sh. Abdulla Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, opened the Forum noting that Qatar has engaging in divisive policies in the region and urged countries engaged in counter-terrorism efforts to take the initiative and put an end to Qatar’s policies. The forum was attended by a number of well-known media and subject specialists from the GCC and MENA region including. The final communique recommended the following:
First, Qatar to immediately halt all actions that undermine Arab national security and international peace.
Second, the Qatari government to cease all hostilities against the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Third, a call upon the international community to take serious actions to confront the aggressive practices of the Qatari regime.
Fourth, the Qatari government must comply with the six principles emanating from the 13 demands, as stipulated in the 2014 Riyadh Agreement, and should initiate a dialogue leading to specifics measure and durable solutions.