Implementing Camp David: 
US-GCC Security Cooperation Since the Summit

A discussion with:
Gen. James L. Jones 
Board Director and Chairman, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council
Jones Group International

Dr. Nawaf Obaid
Visiting Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Mr. Barry Pavel
Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Welcome remarks by:
Mr. Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Karen DeYoung
Senior National Security Correspondent
Washington Post

President Obama convened leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in May 2015 to discuss reassurance and security cooperation in light of the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. The United States and Gulf Arab monarchies agreed to improve future cooperation on ballistic missile defense, counter-proliferation, counterterrorist financing, cybersecurity, and a range of other issues. Six months after the summit, with the Iran deal secured and amidst the Middle East’s continuing crises, US-GCC security cooperation remains critically important. What have been the notable successes and challenges since Camp David? To what extent has progress been made in key areas? Has the region’s security situation benefitted from US-Gulf cooperation in light of the continuing fight against ISIS and other crises?

Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, December 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a public discussion on US-Gulf partnerships and security cooperation at this critical juncture for the Middle East. 

Light lunch will be served.

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