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A forthcoming summit of EU leaders could be an important step towards determining Europe's future influence and relevance as the global balance of defence capabilities shifts eastwards, explains the latest Strategic Comment.
Dr Toby Dodge's Adelphi has been named one of The Economist's books of the year. According to the magazine, the book 'offers a clear, concise and unsparing view of Iraq’s continuing agony. A tale worthy of Shakespeare.' Buy the Adelphi now at a discounted price of £10. Offer for a limited time only.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague gave the keynote address at the 2013 Manama Dialogue. He said that the UK will intensify foreign policy and security cooperation with its partners in the Gulf.
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US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel used his speech at the Manama Dialogue to reassure America’s Gulf allies. On the recent deal with Iran, he stressed ‘We have bought time for negotiations, not deception. All of us are clear-eyed.’
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India has vital stakes in the Gulf Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid told the Manama Dialogue 2013 final session.
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Abdullatif Al Zayani, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, called for more collective action by Gulf States. However, the Omani Foreign Minister, speaking from the floor, strongly rejected the development of the GCC into a closer formal union.
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The 9th IISS Regional Security Summit took place from 6-8 December 2013 in Manama.
The latest IISS annual assessment of global events analyses a year dominated by upheaval in the Arab world, especially in Syria and Egypt.
The latest edition of the institute’s flagship book has essays on the wars in Afghanistan and Syria, and on trends in capabilities.
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Kevin Rudd, the former Prime Minister of Australia who recently announced his retirement from frontline politics, will deliver the 2013 Alastair Buchan Memorial Lecture on Monday 16 December.
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