Charting a European path in the Gulf

Morning discussion with ECFR and external experts on European involvement in the Gulf and its engagement with other regional actors.


Gerd Nonneman, Senior Professor, Georgetown University, Qatar
Andrea Sasse, Deputy Head of the Middle East Division, Federal Foreign Office

Chaired by

Cinzia Bianco, Visiting Fellow, ECFR

The European Council on Foreign Relations is delighted to invite you to a Black Coffee Morning to assess the long overdue European positioning across the Arab Gulf region.
To the backdrop of increasingly assertive regional positioning the central question debate is whether – and if so, in what ways – European states can advance a more proactive and strategically autonomous posture within the Gulf. How would a joint European interaction with other Gulf actors across wider regional hotspots such as Libya, Yemen, or Iraq look like? What do regional dynamics mean for European partnerships with Gulf actors? In what capacity can Europe reinforce its own interests as it navigates intra-Gulf rivalries and wider Gulf regional ambitions? 

If interested, RSVP to [email protected] by 3 March