Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director, IISS–Middle East, offers his round up of the summit. He explains how policymakers seemed convinced of the need for collective solutions to the region's most urgent challenges. This is where the true value of the IISS Manama Dialogue lies, he says.
This is part of a series of posts for the 2016 Manama Voices blog, which provides analysis and commentary from IISS experts throughout the IISS Manama Dialogue, to be held in Bahrain on 9–11 December 2016.
For full coverage of the proceedings visit the IISS Manama Dialogue 2016 website. All participants will be encouraged to use #IISSMD2016 to share their insights on social media.