"The Gulf region has been one of the world's top arms markets for half a century. While arms trade long participated in a quid-pro-quo agreement between the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and their traditional Western partners that upheld the latter's preeminence in a US-led world order, however, it has increasingly become a means of influence and power for the GCC countries themselves in a way that sometimes runs counter to their historical suppliers' and security guarantors' interests. Today, through a diversification of partnerships and the creation of indigenous defense industries, some of the Gulf countries, most particularly the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, are even supporting a certain US deceleration in an increasingly multipolar world. As is indeed explored in this conference, the arms trade in the Gulf region is a perfect prism through which to observe not only the underlying dynamics of the domestic and foreign policies of these countries, but also a much broader redefinition and reallocation of power in contemporary international relations."
10h00 : Intervention de Emma Soubrier, World Peace Foundation, Tufts University (Boston), Chercheure associée au LADIE, World Peace Foundation Non Resident Fellow, Tufts University, Chargée d'enseignements à l'Académie militaire de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan
12h00 : Fin
Conférence en anglais, en présentiel
Organisée dans le cadre de la chaire Jean Monnet « Union européenne et gestion des crises » et de la chaire UNESCO « Paix et développement par le droit » (P2D) et le Laboratoire de droit international et européen (LADIE UPR 7414)