COVID-19, OIL PRICE CONTRACTION AND ENERGY TRANSITION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC STATES AND EUROPE

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 posed by COVID-19, are...Read more

AN AGENDA FOR EUROPE-GULF DEFENCE COOPERATION

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 of the Gulf Cooperation...Read more

DEVELOPING A STRATEGY FOR AFRICA: EU AND GCC CONVERGENCES

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 to the bloc’s future, notably in...Read more

DIVERSIFYING RELATIONSHIPS: RUSSIAN POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ITS IMPACT ON THE GCC

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 leave the OPEC+ agreement...Read more

THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK: IMPLICATIONS FOR RELATIONS BETWEEN EUROPE AND THE GULF

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 Gulf region and analyses some...Read more

BREXIT, THE EU, AND  RELATIONS WITH THE GCC STATES

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...Read more

CLIMATE CHANGE: PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF EU-GCC RELATIONS

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 the European Union. Incoming EU Commission...Read more

KEY CHALLENGES FOR IRAQ: A WAY FORWARD FOR EU AND GULF INVOLVEMENT

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 ordered his forces to...Read more

AN OVERVIEW OF THE 2019 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTION AND ITS POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GCC

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 vote in what has been described a...Read more