BREXIT, The EU, and relations with the GCC States

The United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020.  This paper considers how relations between the EU, UK and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are likely to be affected by this important geopolitical development.  It suggests that, while many aspects of this triangular relationship are unlikely to change substantially, […]

Annual Review 2019

The 2019 Annual Review provides an overview of the work the Bussola Institute carried out during 2019.  As the Chair of Bussola’s Board of Directors, HE Amal al-Haddabi observes: “2019 has proved to be an excellent first full year of operation for the Bussola Institute.  I am confident that this augurs well for the future […]

Connectivity between the Gulf Cooperation Council and Asia

The relationship between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Asian states, including China, India, Japan and South Korea, has long been complementary. While the focus of the GCC-Asia relationship has concentrated predominantly on the energy dimension, this represents only one part of what is becoming a more complex set of exchanges. Increasingly, a more […]

Arms Sales and Security in the Gulf

This Bussola workshop explored the dynamics of the international debate around sales of armaments and military equipment, with particular reference to the Gulf states.  While US and European manufacturers remain the principal sources of military supply for Gulf customers, the Workshop examined the extent to which these long-standing relationships are likely to endure, and whether […]

The Bussola Institute Review

April 2018 – March 2019 The Bussola Review 2018-2019 covers the first year of the Bussola Institute’s work from its headquarters in Brussels and internationally. As the President of Bussola’s Honorary Advisory Board, HE President José María Aznar, declares in his opening message: ‘I am delighted that the Bussola Institute has been established as a […]