The Arabian Peninsula: A New Regional Security Paradigm
05:30am to 11:50am - April 20, 2018
Bussola Institute, Square de Meeûs 28 1000 Get directions

On 24 October 2018, Bussola Institute held a seminar on

“The Arabian Peninsula: A Regional Security Paradigm. This seminar is part of the Institute’s Seminar Series intended to allow participants to engage with European and Gulf experts on a variety of policy issues.

Mr. John Dennehy

Dr. Christian Koch

Mr. John Dennehy, Secretary General of the Bussola Institute welcomed the guests and the speakers and introduced Dr. Christian Koch who acted as moderator for the Seminar.

Dr. Timo Behr

Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca

Ret. Col. Angus Taverner

Dr. Timo Behr addressed the issue of “The Expanding Geo-Strategic Space of the GCC”.

Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca spoke about “The Common Threats for the Arabian Peninsula and the EU”.

Mr. Angus Taverner dealt with “Security Cooperation between the EU and the Arabian Gulf - Prospects and Limitations”.

The speakers suggested that geographically the Arab Gulf brings the EU, Africa and Asia together and should be seen as an expanding strategic space.

The Seminar was attended by a broadly representative group from Brussels institutions, Think Tanks and academic bodies and a lively and stimulating debate followed on from the contributions of the speakers.