THE GULF CRISIS AND THE FUTURE OF THE REGION A Panel Discussion organized by ORSAM & ASBU
The Arab revolutions have significantly transformed political dynamics in the Middle East. The period following the revolutions witnessed an increasing polarization among various actors in the region. The resillience of the counter-revolutionary forces and the emergence of the ISIS reshaped the nature of relations among and within regions. Traditional alliances began to change and new fronts were opened in the process, leading to a power struggle among regional actors, including Iran, Saudia, Qatar, Egypt, Israel and Turkey.
The Gulf crisis or the Qatar blockade brole out in such a political environment and created region-wide tensions, leading to re-alignment among the Gulf countries as well as other regional actors such as Turkey and Iran. In addition to its regional impact, the Gulf crisis has international repercussions. The political and economic sanctions launched by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Qatar led to the questioning of the future of the Gulf Cooperation Organization (GCC), if not caused its death yet.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) and the University of Social Sciences (ASBU) in Ankara plan to hold a panel debate to discuss the causes and effects of the Gulf Crisis that has been going on for almost nine months. The panel will host Mr. Giorgio Cafiero, the President of Gulf State Analytics, and the Vice President of SETA, Prof. Muhittin Ataman. You are cordially invited to attend the panel.
March 13th, 2018 / 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Giorgio Cafiero, CEO and founder of Gulf State Analytics
Prof. Muhittin Ataman, Univ. Of Social Sciences
Prof. Ahmet Uysal, ORSAM Director
Venue: Güvercinlik Toplantı Salonu
University of Social Sciences,
Hükümet Caddesi, No: 2. Ulus, Ankara
Note: The will program will be in English