The Gulf between the crisis and the decline of strategic influence in the island forum


The 13th Gulf Island Forum, entitled "The Gulf between Crisis and Strategic Impact Reduction", will be held in Doha, Qatar, on April 27-28, with the participation of leading researchers, academics and decision-makers.

The meetings of the forum will discuss a number of issues, political, strategic and media issues, notably: relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the damage caused by the crisis that broke out between some of its members and the State of Qatar in June 2017 and continues to be resolved so far.

In this context, speakers in the forum address the monitoring and analysis of the reality of these relations and the decline in the strategic weight of the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia, especially after the transformation, according to the forum's forum paper, from guaranteeing the security and stability of the Council to a party to the conflict. , Which caused a split that left its mark on the map of regional alliances in the region, as well as after damage to its reputation following the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

The forum highlights the US policy in the Middle East and its repercussions especially on the Palestinian issue, especially with the announcement of the so-called "Deal of the Century", in conjunction with the rush of some Gulf states towards normalization with Israel.

The speakers also discuss the impact of the economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran, and the expected impact of these sanctions on their military capabilities and regional influence.

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The speakers will discuss several issues, including the decline in the strategic weight of the Gulf states, especially Saudi Arabia, especially as it has become a guarantor of the security and stability of the Council to a party to the conflict, as well as damage to its reputation following the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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Political crime
The issue of political crime and the role of the media in exposing and mobilizing world opinion around it will receive a number of dialogues of participants in the forum, drawing attention to the role of the media in the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The forum concludes with a vision of the future of the Gulf and the Middle East in light of the reshaping of the map of regional powers and alliances, the strategic retreat of the GCC system, the arms race and the continued outbreaks of conflict that threaten the security and stability of the region and drain its resources.

The Jazira Forum is the most important annual event organized by Al Jazeera Media Network in its various institutions. It receives regional and international attention at the level of the media, think tanks and those interested in Middle East affairs.

The forum is attended by a number of researchers, media professionals and politicians from various political and ideological orientations. They meet to exchange views on issues of interest to the regional and international public opinion, and take into consideration the rules of objectivity, balance and respect for opinion and opinion.

REF: https://www.aljazeera.net/news/politics/2019/3/17/%d8%ae%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%ac-%d9%85%d9%86%d8%aa%d8%af%d9%89-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%ac%d8%b2%d9%8a%d8%b1%d8%a9