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Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Envisioning Reform: The Social Impact of Saudi Arabia’s Transformation Agenda

On Wednesday, February 28, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s Middle East Security Initiative hosted a discussion on Saudi Arabia’s reform agenda with HRH Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, vice-president for planning and development of the Saudi General Sports Authority. The conversation focused on Saudi Vision 2030 and socioeconomic transformation underway in the Kingdom. […]

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Mon, Jul 17, 2017

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Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

On Wednesday, April 19, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and the Global Energy Center co-hosted a conversation on energy innovation and entrepreneurship in the Middle East featuring Dr. Julia Nesheiwat, presidential deputy envoy for hostage affairs at the US Department of State; HE Majid Al-Suwaidi, consul general of the United Arab Emirates in […]

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Thu, Feb 9, 2017

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Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Tackling Root Causes of Conflict in the Middle East

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Annika Söder for a conference on US-European cooperation in the Middle East. Söder delivered keynote remarks, in which she emphasized that the Middle East is undergoing a period of rapid transition and instability, threatened by a […]

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Europe & Eurasia Middle East

Wed, Oct 19, 2016

A New Strategy for US-Iran Relations in Transition

On Wednesday, October 19, the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative released Atlantic Council distinguished fellow Ellen Laipson’s A New Strategy for US-Iran Relations in Transition, the sixth installment in the Atlantic Council Strategy Paper series. The report advocates for a balanced approach towards American relations with Iran that […]

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Iran

Thu, Sep 1, 2016

Writing the Future: Harnessing the Power of Youth in the Middle East and North Africa

On Thursday, September 1, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., the Atlantic Council hosted a discussion on the importance of harnessing the power of youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), welcoming HE Shamma Al Mazrui, the Minister of State for Youth Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, for her first public speaking appearance in […]

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Economy & Business Middle East

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

After Hub-and-Spoke: US Hegemony in a New Gulf Security Order

On Friday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the Atlantic Council hosted a discussion of a new report by Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Bilal Saab, entitled After Hub-and-Spoke: US Hegemony in a New Gulf Security Order, and a debate on US global defense posture in the next decade and how it might affect future […]

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Wed, Apr 20, 2016

EXPERT ANALYSIS Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit

EXPERT ANALYSIS Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit with Zalmay Khalilzad President; Board Director Gryphon Partners; Atlantic Council Barry Pavel Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Atlantic Council Ali Tulbah Managing Director McLarty Associates

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Thu, Dec 10, 2015

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

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. […]

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