During these times of uncertainty and faltering alliances, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has been left in a conundrum. The perceived diminishing role of the US in the region has raised a few eyebrows with the GCC contemplating new partnerships to help secure its own safety.
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) organized a conference in the Kempinski Dead Sea Resort in Jordan entitled, Between Europe and the Gulf: Reconsidering Strategic Interest in the Middle East between the dates of December 15-17, 2013. The participant list included various reputable European and Middle Eastern research and academic institutions. The three-day event covered a wide variety of developments in the Middle East.
Advisor to His Majesty the King for Diplomatic Affairs and Board of Trustees Chairman of Bahrain Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Energy (DERASAT) Dr. Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar received today Managing Director for the Middle East and Southern Neighbourhood at the European External Action Service (EEAS) Hugues Mingarelli.