The arms trade in the gulf region : evolving trends and shifting power dynamics

Conférence et cycle

The arms trade in the gulf region : evolving trends and shifting power dynamics



"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)

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Université Côte d'Azur
Laboratoire de droit international et européen
Institut du Droit de la Paix et du Développement