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The Gulf and the Struggle for Hegemony

  • Middle East Institute 1319 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

The Gulf and the Struggle for Hegemony

The Middle East Institute is hosting Roby Barrett, MEI scholar and senior fellow with the Joint Special Operations University-U.S. Special Operations Command, for the release of his new book The Gulf and the Struggle for Hegemony. The book delves into how the Gulf States, in particular the UAE and Saudi Arabia, interpret and respond to regional dynamics such as the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and the West's rapprochement with Iran. Barrett argues that a failure to understand the contemporary Gulf from the perspective of its complex historical, political, and socio-cultural context guarantees failed policies in the future.

Event Details

  • Date: February 23, 2017

  • When: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Where: Middle East Institute

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