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Wed, Apr 20, 2016

EXPERT ANALYSIS Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit

EXPERT ANALYSIS Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit with Zalmay Khalilzad President; Board Director Gryphon Partners; Atlantic Council Barry Pavel Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security Atlantic Council Ali Tulbah Managing Director McLarty Associates

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Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Implementing Camp David: US-GCC Security Cooperation Since the Summit

President Obama convened leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in May 2015 to discuss reassurance and security cooperation in light of the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. The United States and Gulf Arab monarchies agreed to improve future cooperation on ballistic missile defense, counter-proliferation, counterterrorist financing, cybersecurity, and a range of other issues. […]

Event Recap by Brent Scowcroft Center

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

The Road Ahead: The Future of the Coalition’s Anti-ISIS Strategy

Recent developments in Iraq and Syria have raised serious concerns about the Obama administration’s current strategy to counter the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The United States’ failure to train and equip an effective moderate force in Syria, Russia’s newly redoubled efforts to bolster the Assad regime against ISIS and opposition forces, and an […]

Event Recap by Brent Scowcroft Center

Tue, Jul 7, 2015

Report Launch: The New Containment by Bilal Y. Saab

Securing the Middle East after an Iran nuclear deal is the region and the world’s next big challenge. The United States and its allies have engaged in tireless diplomacy with Iran over the past few years to produce an agreement that would limit Tehran’s nuclear program for the next decade and a half. A final […]

Event Recap by Brent Scowcroft Center

Fri, May 15, 2015

Camp David Summit with Gulf Leaders: Much Ado About Nothing?

The May 14 meeting at Camp David between President Obama and top Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials was a historic opportunity for the United States to upgrade its security commitments to Gulf partners and to reassure them that a potential nuclear deal with Iran would not come at the expense of collective interests. Although US […]

Event Recap by Brent Scowcroft Center

Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Strategy Session with Dr. Robert Malley, White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region

On April 15, 2015 the Middle East Peace and Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security hosted a private, off-the-record strategy session with Dr. Robert Malley, newly-appointed White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region. Middle East experts with experience in government, military, think tanks, […]

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Thu, Apr 2, 2015

ISIS and al-Qaeda: Assessing Terrorist Threats to the Homeland and Beyond

The Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) may have grabbed global attention with its brutal terror tactics, but al-Qaeda is still a grave threat to US interests, two national security analysts said April 2 at the Atlantic Council. Bruce Riedel, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Bruce Hoffman, Director of Georgetown University’s […]

Event Recap by Larry Luxner

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Hezbollah in a Time of Transition

With the Middle East in flux and sectarianism on the rise, the Lebanese group finds itself overtaxed and on the defensive. Read Now (PDF) The Syrian conflict is transforming the Lebanese Hezbollah. A movement that long claimed to transcend sectarianism is now the longest pole in the Syrian regime’s tent, and has become a bogeyman […]

Article by Bilal Y. Saab and Daniel Byman

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Peace after Gaza: A New Framework for a Changing Landscape

In the aftermath of seven weeks of conflict in Gaza, regional and international stakeholders are grappling with the day after. Efforts to address short-term issues such as relief and recovery that require immediate attention should not detract from broader issues including lasting stability, development, security, and political pluralism. Does the recent conflict allow for a […]

Event Recap by The Atlantic Council

Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Salam Fayyad: To Halt Gaza’s War, Offer the Palestinians a Future

Former Palestinian Prime Minister Speaks at Atlantic Council As Gaza’s agony deepens amid the warfare between Hamas and Israel, US and other diplomats are groping for some way to stop the bloodshed. But the only chance to achieve even the most basic cease-fire will be with some agreement that revives for Palestinians at least a […]

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