March 30, 2021 / Publications

COVID-19, Oil Price Contraction and Energy Transition: Implications for the GCC states and Europe

This paper explores how the contraction of traditional energy revenues, combined with the effects of combating the variety of challenges...
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March 16, 2021 / Publications

Is COVID-19 responsible for facilitating extremism and terrorism?

On January 14th 2021, the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar that examined the impact of COVID-19 and its links to...
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January 18, 2021 / Publications

An Agenda for Europe-Gulf Defence Cooperation

Whereas US-Gulf military cooperation has been the topic of abundant literature, the role of Europe in supporting the armed forces...
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December 24, 2020 / Publications

Developing a Strategy for Africa: EU and GCC Convergences

There exists a growing consensus in the European Union (EU) that its relationship with Africa is of the utmost importance...
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December 15, 2020 / Publications

A Detailed Anatomy of EU-GCC Trade Relations: Past, Present, and Future

This paper describes in detail the current status of trade relations between the EU and GCC and then discusses the...
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December 10, 2020 / Publications

Saudi Arabia’s G20 Presidency – The Challenges and Opportunities of Advancing Global Cooperation in a Pandemic

On November 12th the Bussola Institute hosted a webinar that examined the challenges and opportunities of advancing global cooperation in a pandemic...
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November 24, 2020 / Publications

Diversifying Relationships: Russian Policy in the Middle East and its impact on the GCC

During the last five years, Russia’s relations with the GCC have developed along a largely positive trajectory. Moscow’s decision to...
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October 20, 2020 / Publications

EU and GCC Aviation and Tourism: From a Historic Crisis towards a Sustainable Recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the air travel and tourism industries into their deepest crises in history, with global passenger...
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September 28, 2020 / Publications

Promoting an EU-GCC Climate Change Agenda: Water Security Priorities

This research paper addresses the water security challenges in the GCC countries within the context of climate change. It highlights...
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September 1, 2020 / Publications

The Abraham Accord – A Case for the Palestinian Cause

Amal Al-Haddabi, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Bussola Institute, argues that the historic agreement reached by the...
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August 10, 2020 / Publications

Post COVID-19 Europe: A Shift in Strategic Direction

On Wednesday, 1st July 2020, members of the Honorary Advisory Board (HAB) of the Bussola Institute met via videolink to engage in public...
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July 18, 2020 / Publications

The Way Forward for Libya

On July 14, Ms Rosamaria Gili, Head of the Maghreb division at the European External Action Service, Dr Abdel Aziz...
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July 15, 2020 / Publications

Extremism in the time of COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 upon the world in 2020 has been profound.  Measures to contain the spread of the...
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June 22, 2020 / Publications

Rebooting the Peace Process

What the EU and the GCC can do to revitalise Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been at the...
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June 18, 2020 / Publications

The EU, Turkey and Refugees: The need for humanitarian approaches

The world is experiencing the highest levels of human displacement ever, with over seventy million people affected around the world.  The conflicts in...
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May 20, 2020 / Publications

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...
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April 20, 2020 / Publications

Annual Review 2019

The 2019 Annual Review provides an overview of the work the Bussola Institute carried out during 2019.  As the Chair...
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April 14, 2020 / Publications

The COVID-19 Outbreak: Implications for relations between Europe and the Gulf

In this research paper, the Bussola Institute provides an overview of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Europe and the...
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February 13, 2020 / Publications

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...
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November 21, 2019 / Publications

Climate Change: Partnership Opportunities in the Framework of EU-GCC Relations

Tackling the multiple challenges of climate change is a matter of the highest priority for both the Gulf states and...
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August 7, 2019 / Publications

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...
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June 20, 2019 / Publications

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...
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May 30, 2019 / Publications

Workshop Report – Rebuilding Challenges in Iraq: Outline for a GCC-EU Agenda

On 16th May, the Bussola Institute held a Workshop on Iraq and its current geopolitical situation, entitled "Rebuilding Challenges in Iraq:...
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May 20, 2019 / Publications

Key Challenges for Iraq: A Way Forward for EU and Gulf Involvement

Relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and Iraq have been strained for the past 30 years, ever since Saddam Hussein...
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April 15, 2019 / Publications

An Overview of the 2019 European Parliament Election and its potential implications for the GCC

The next European Parliament election will take place from May 23-26, 2019 where citizens from all EU member states will...
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March 14, 2019 / Publications

Stabilising the EU Neighbourhood

The Bussola Institute together with the Bertelsmann Foundation and its project “Strategies for the EU Neighbourhood” held a majlis discussion...
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February 25, 2019 / Publications

The Values That Bind Us: Tolerance and Inter-Faith Dialogue

Report on Bussola Institute 'Majlis'February 12, 2019Reported prepared by: Angus Taverner This Bussola Institute Majlis dealt with important questions concerning...
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February 12, 2019 / Publications

An Historic Charter

By: Amal Al-HaddabiBussola Institute
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February 12, 2019 / Publications

Building Bridges

Carrying the messages of the Pope’s visit to the UAE forward By: Christian Koch
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October 14, 2018 / Publications

Post-Oil Economies: Opportunities and Threats

Executive Summary Diversification is central to the economic development of all member-states of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). The United...
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July 10, 2018 / Publications

The growing role of Arabian Gulf Countries in Africa: More than Security by Mohammed Baharoon July 2018

“The establishment of the Islamic Counter Terrorism Coalition, which includes 24 African countries, highlights the shared security concerns between GCC...
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June 11, 2018 / Publications

Extremism and Terrorism By Mark McKineey April 2018

Executive Summary: Tehran’s hegemonic aspirations in Syria and the wider Middle East are well-documented. From the very beginning of Islamic...
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