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Cold War in the Gulf

The Rivalry of Saudi and Iranian Narratives for Hegemony in the Middle East

The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is much more than just a sectarian conflict: Two regional powers compete over the hegemony in the Middle East. In this struggle for dominance, both use a sophisticated arsenal of rhetorical means to ­construct sectarian narratives which back their real-political intents. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Peter Sendrowicz | International Reports | December 31, 2016

Merkel's Dilemma – Refugees and the Rise of the European Populists

AN EXPERT DIALOGUE ON THE SOCIO-POLITICAL CHALLENGES OF MIGRATION

The Regional Office Gulf States and the Jordan Office jointly organised an expert talk with TV presenter and journalist Mr Ali Aslan on Germany's refugee policy, the rise of European populist parties and the future of the European Union. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Philipp Dienstbier | Event Reports | December 8, 2016

Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria: Stability through Regional Cooperation

A STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ON FUTURE SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the EastWest Institute arranged a two-day strategic dialogue, bringing together experts from ten countries to discuss political and economic scenarios for post-ISIS Syria and Iraq. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Peter Sendrowicz | Event Reports | November 16, 2016

Saudi Arabia: An Influential Regional Actor on the Verge of Transformation

VISIT OF DR GERHARD WAHLERS IN SAUDI ARABIA

During his visit to Riyadh, Dr Wahlers spoke to decision-makers and civil society actors on current economic, social and political developments. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker | Event Reports | November 9, 2016

Saudi-German Dialogue: Bridging the Gap between Higher Education and the Labour Market

A GERMAN-SAUDI DIALOGUE ABOUT CHALLENGES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS

A double-event organised by the Regional Office Gulf States in Riyadh brought together Saudi and German experts to exchange ideas on higher education and the labour market at the Council of Saudi Chambers and the Ministry of Labour. more…

Dr. Gidon Windecker, Peter Sendrowicz | Event Reports | November 2, 2016