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British Foreign Secretary William Hague gave the keynote address at the 2013 Manama Dialogue which opened Friday. 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 Defense Chuck Hagel has arrived in Bahrain for the 2013 Manama Dialogue. On a visit to the US Fifth fleet, he told sailors that his speech would empathise US commitment to the Middle East, 'I will assure our partners that we’re not going anywhere.'
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The frenetic diplomacy the Gulf region is witnessing, after the nuclear deal struck in Geneva 10 days ago between the great powers and Iran, may finally amount to more than the polite theatre of recent years says Emile Hokayem.
Disquiet in the Gulf over the interim nuclear deal with Iran has added to the anguish about a break in US–Saudi relations. But there is still much that Riyadh and Washington can collaborate on argues Steven Simon.
A new report on observed and projected climate change has given a new sense of urgency to international climate talks, explains the latest Strategic Comment.
The 9th IISS Regional Security Summit is taking place from 6-8 December 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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