Arabian Gulf security top agenda at Bahrain conference
The status of the Arabian Gulf security in a changing environment will be reviewed at an international conference to be held in Bahrain next week.
The Gulf Strategic Conference, organised by the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT), will also discuss the global strategic transformations and their impact upon the prevailing world order and the 2011 Arab world transformations and their effect on regional order in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The conference will also address the strategic GCC-US partnership and the chances available for GCC countries to build a new security system. It will also look at the GCC-Turkish relations, the Iranian nuclear issue and its impacts on the region, cyberspace era and measures to face its challenges, the strategic developments in the Middle East, the impact of the 2011 Arab upheavals on regional order, cross-border extremist religious organisations and the geopolitical threats they pose and scenarios to resolve the Syrian crisis will also come under the spotlight at the conference.
The two-day event on October 29 will attract leading international figures, prominent analysts, researchers and experts specialised in international, Middle Eastern and Arabian Gulf studies, along with renowned think-tanks, organisers said.
French former prime minister Dominique de Villepin, Arab League Secretary-General Nabeel Al Araby, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Jouda, UN and Arab League Special Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabeel Fahmy, and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Abdul Latif Al Zayani will attend the conference.
DERASAT said that it aimed to help elaborate realistic and practical policies to maintain security and stability in the Arabian Gulf Region.