REBOOTING THE PEACE PROCESS

REBOOTING THE PEACE PROCESS

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been at the forefront of political debate concerning the Middle East region for more than 70 years. Despite the latest US...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

CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL AND ASIA

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...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

POST-OIL ECONOMIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

POST-OIL ECONOMIES: OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

Diversification is central to the economic development of all member-states of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led the...Read more

EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM

EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM

Tehran’s hegemonic aspirations in Syria and the wider Middle East are well-documented. From the very beginning of Islamic State’s (IS) rise to power in 2014 as...Read more