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The escalation in regional threats brings focus to the need for secure, stable states to maintain a stable regional power balance: Dr. Ashraf discusses the import of collaborations and at how this is being implemented in the GCC region.

Regional conflict brings with it the ever-present risk of environmental disaster such as oil spills. Dr Ashraf Keshk looks at the preparedness in Bahrain and the GCC countries and at the importance of cooperation and training to combating future disaster.

In a follow up article to the recent Middle East Military Technology Conference (MEMTEC), Dr. Ashraf looks at the need to update the military doctrine of countries to take into account developing technologies and the increase in asymmetric warfare. 

A recent workshop held by the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW) focused on Gulf-US relations. Dr. Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Derasat Chairman, warned of the dangers of a potential international system failure and underscored the need for a rapid restoration of the regional system through concerted international efforts.

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The escalation in regional threats brings focus to the need for secure, stable states to maintain a stable regional power balance: Dr. Ashraf discusses the import of collaborations and at how this is being implemented in the GCC region.

Regional conflict brings with it the ever-present risk of environmental disaster such as oil spills. Dr Ashraf Keshk looks at the preparedness in Bahrain and the GCC countries and at the importance of cooperation and training to combating future disaster.

PUBLICATIONS

A research paper on the prevailing trends in the US economy at the end of 2019, and the likelihood of the economy entering a recession; and in that case, what the impact will be on the Gulf economy.

The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (Derasat) recently published volume 10 of its refereed, semi-annual eponymous journal ‘Derasat’, containing analyses highlighting the most important Gulf-related, regional, and global issues.

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