Tag Archives: GCC

The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran

“At the moment, the GCC has three options for dealing with Iran. A review of them reveals that only one is truly tenable and can ensure the long-term security of the GCC states, Iran and the region.” Read More “The GCC’s three options for dealing with Iran,” Al Monitor, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, March 29, 2017. […]

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US-Islamic World Relations: What’s Next?

MEDAYS FORUM 2016 in Tangiers, Morocco. Panel Discussion on “US-Islamic World Relations: What’s Next After the Failure of the Obama Administration?” “US-Islamic World Relations: What’s Next?” MEDays 2016, Avec Manuel Hassassian, Philip J. Crowley, Hossein Mousavian, Mouafac Harb, Hasni Abidi, Olivier Kempf and Ramadan Abu Jazar. Moderated by Anas El Gomati, December 10, 2016. Full […]

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Seyed Hossein Mousavian ─ Iran and the United States: What Lies Ahead in the Trump Era

“Former diplomat and Princeton University visiting scholar Seyed Hossein Mousavian will deliver a lecture titled “Iran and United States: What Lies Ahead in the Trump Era,” as part of the Security Seminar Series. With uncertainty surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s stance Iran-U.S. relations, Mousavian will discuss what foreign policies we might expect.” Full Video of Talk […]

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How Trump can deal with Iran-GCC conflict

The Helsinki Accords started a process whereby the states of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, as well the neutral states of Europe, could sit down without preconditions and discuss their security concerns … The West must use its leverage with its GCC allies to encourage them to engage Iran. Only through such talks aimed at […]

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Regional Security Cooperation in the Gulf: Helsinki as a Model

“Regional Security Cooperation in the Gulf: Helsinki as a Model,” Panel Discussion, Third Annual Abu Dhabi Strategic Debate, November 13, 2016. Abdulrahman Al Rashed, MBC Board Member, Writer for Asharq- Al-Awsat. Dr. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East Security and Nuclear Policy Specialist at Princeton University, and former Diplomat. Dr. Michael Singh, Managing Director and Senior […]

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What Obama should say to King Salman during his visit

The relationship between Iran and its southern Arab neighbors — namely, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states — has been turbulent for the past few decades. The GCC states were under the shadow of Iraq and Iran, the two prevailing powers in the Persian Gulf, for much of the 20th century, with the latter historically being the more […]

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America’s Middle East Challenge

The Middle East is in dire need of cooperation on issues of long-term interest to the stability and well-being of the whole region. The Arab Spring has resulted in political instability in many countries, while extremist and terrorist groups have wreaked havoc across the region. It is imperative for Middle Eastern countries to work collaboratively […]

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Extremism, Terrorism Ultimate Winners of Charlie Hebdo Episode

Extremism is the ultimate winner in the controversy over Charlie Hebdo’s publication of the latest cartoon with the support of the French government and other Western powers. Regrettably, the latest provocation and blatant hypocrisy of the West on the issue of freedom of expression will further the cause of the terrorists and lend support to […]

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