Contemporary Gulf Studies

The European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council

Towards a New Path

Editors: Abdel Ghafar, Adel, Colombo, Silvia (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive assessment of the various dimensions of the relationship between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council
  • Reassesses the potential and prospects for the EU’s engagement with GCC countries based on the recalibration and reconciliation of both parties’ national and regional interests
  • Examines a key dimension of the relationship, its current status, and its path forward
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This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the various dimensions of the relationship between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council, and highlights how relations are yet to reach their full potential. Despite both parties sharing a number of common interests, including trade, energy, climate change, security and cultural cooperation, the multilateral cooperation framework remains limited, with most engagement taking place bilaterally, between individual European and GCC countries. The book reassesses the potential and prospects for the EU’s engagement with GCC countries based on the recalibration and reconciliation of both parties’ national and regional interests. Taking a thematic approach, each of the three sections of the book examines a key dimension of the relationship, its current status and its path forward.

About the authors

Dr Adel Abdel Ghafar is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and at the Brookings Doha Center, where he was previously Director of Research. He specializes in political economy and his research interests include state-society relations, socio-economic development and foreign policy in the MENA region.

Dr Silvia Colombo is Senior Fellow in the Mediterranean and Middle East and Italy’s Foreign Policy programs at the Rome-based Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). She is an expert on Middle Eastern politics and in this capacity she is working on Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, EU-GCC relations, political and security developments in the MENA, conflict management and democratization, and gender and youth inclusion.

 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Abdel Ghafar, Adel (et al.)

  • Overcoming Structural Constraints in EU-GCC Relations: The Format, the Content and the Actors

    Pages 9-32

    Colombo, Silvia

  • Tailoring a Local Approach: Extending EU Policy Objectives to Facilitate Technical and Vocational Education to Work Transitions in Saudi Arabia

    Pages 33-55

    Almoaibed, Hanaa

  • Cultural and Religious Diplomacy as Soft Power in EU-GCC Relations

    Pages 57-78

    Ulrichsen, Kristian Coates

  • Domestic Economic Plans and Visions and Opportunities for Cooperation with Europe

    Pages 79-104

    Bianco, Cinzia (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council
Book Subtitle
Towards a New Path
Editors
  • Adel Abdel Ghafar
  • Silvia Colombo
Series Title
Contemporary Gulf Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0279-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0279-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0278-8
Series ISSN
2662-320X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 248
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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