Dr David Roberts, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London and former Director, Qatar office of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
TIME: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 29th June 2016
VENUE: Room C, Houses of Parliament, 1 Parliament Street, SW1A 2LW
The militaries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tend to be dismissed as largely operationally ineffective patronage networks unable to meaningfully defend the six member states. But the emergence of a new set of leaders and metastasizing regional challenges have prompted Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in particular to confound expectations and adopt an assertive, interventionist military-led posture. Though the ultimate efficacy of their new found military strategies is still open to question, that these (and other) states are engaging so aggressively suggests that existing conceptions of the role, efficacy and utility of the GCC military forces need to be re-evaluated.
By kind invitation of Paul Scully MP, The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with Dr David Roberts, Lecturer, Defence Studies Department at King’s College London and former Director, Qatar office of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies who will be discussing the role and efficiency of the GCC and the result that this could have for Yemen.