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Gulf International Forum's Majlis

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Mar 31, 2022

Featured Speakers: Dr. Abu Bakr Al Qirbi and Ambassador Patrick Theros.

While the Gulf region heads toward a de-escalation, the war in Yemen has heated up. Coalition successes, led by the UAE sponsored “Giants” Brigades blunted the Houthi victories around Shabwa and Marib have introduced new factors into the balance...


Jan 24, 2022

Speakers: Ambassador Patrick Theros, Dr. Lina Khatib, Alex Vatanka, and Dr. Ali Bakir. Unlike 2020, 2021 saw the many efforts at de-escalation, dialogue and normalization in the Middle East, in general, and in the Gulf region in particular. While these efforts did not resolve any conflicts, they opened channels of...


Jan 19, 2022

Featured Speakers: Dr. Abdullah Baabood, Dr. Khalid Al-Jaber, Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Dr. Courtney Freer, and Sina Azodi.

This book explores the phenomenon of political Islam in the Gulf region. Existing scholarship on this topic is mostly dedicated to the varied religious groups’ position on violence and...


Nov 12, 2021

Featured speakers: Dr. Zoltan Barany and Ambassador Patrick Theros.

Armies of Arabia is the first comprehensive analysis of the Gulf monarchies’ armed forces, including their political, social, and economic characteristics, foreign relations, and battleground performance.

The Arabian Peninsula is among the most...


Nov 12, 2021

Featured speakers: Ambassador Patrick Theros, Dr. Ebtisam Al Ketbi, Dr. Sanam Vakil, Dr. Mohammad Al Rumaihi, and Sir Richard Dalton.

Panel Synopsis:
The last few months saw many efforts by Gulf states and the United States to restore diplomacy’s central role in the resolution of regional tensions, hopefully...