Shifts in the Middle East: Gulf Reconciliation and Israel-GCC relations - Dr. Neil Quilliam

In this episode of the Wikistrat Insider podcast series, Dr. Rebecca Molloy, director of Wikistra's Middle East community, sits down with the brilliant Dr. Neil Quilliam, a leading voice on the Arab Gulf states, Syria and Jordan, to discuss the topic of Shifts in the Middle East, including the Gulf Reconciliation and the Israel-GCC relations. Dr. Neil Quilliam differentiates his analysis by laying out UAE-Saudi dynamics and focusing on the UAE vision and where the Saudis sit within that framework. A must listen!


Neil Quilliam is an associate fellow with the Middle East and North Africa Programme. He was previously senior research fellow heading the Programme’s Future Dynamics in the Gulf project. Prior to that, he was project director of Syria and Its Neighbours policy initiative and acting head of the MENA Programme, having first joined Chatham House as a senior research fellow in January 2014. He previously served as senior MENA energy adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), senior MENA analyst at Control Risks, London, and senior programme officer at the United Nations University, Amman. Neil has lived in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and UAE, and has travelled extensively around the MENA region, working on a variety of development, education and research projects. He has published a number of books and articles on international relations and political economy of Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council states.




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