he massive majority recorded by the pro-separation side in the recent referendum in Southern Sudan raises important questions about the future of all parts of Sudan. Will the outstanding issues between North and South be resolved peacefully in time for Southern Sudan to achieve independence as envisaged in July? Will the Southern Sudan constitute a coherent and sustainable political entity? How will the orientation/politics of the northern Sudanese state be affected? Are the two states likely to maintain peaceful
and cordial relations?
For a long period of time, Oman was unknown to many people and only a small number of Western travellers managed to explore the country and record their visit and observations. Today Oman is celebrating 40 years of change and development that has touched every part of life and not least the intellectual thought.
This event attempts to shed light on the unknown Oman and highlight some ideas about this enchanting country.
Dr. Christian Koch spoke on the “Gulf States and Syria” at the international conference “How to Save Lives: The Concept of the Responsibility to Protect between desire and reality” sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and held in Berlin, Germany. The discussion took place within the panel on “5 Years of Civil war in Syria: Chances, Limits and Recommendations for a Political Solution” and featured, in addition to the perspective from the Arab Gulf States, those of Turkey and Germany. A discussion session followed the presentation under the participation of more than 50 participants.
After initial hopes of decoupling, the Global Financial Crisis has hurt countries in the
The roundtable will gather distinguished academics and practitioners to take stock of the current situation in the Gulf and discuss future scenarios. After assessing the impact of the global financial crisis on the Gulf, a particular focus will be on implications for Islamic banking whose growth prospects have dimmed while a possible global leadership role of the Gulf in this niche industry has been compromised.
The election of a new President in the
Given those parameters, it is proposed to organize a panel on the future outlook of US-GCC relations both as the
The IEW will be a myriad of energy events comprising meetings, conference, exhibitions, seminars, site visits and hospitality prorgammes. These include the 1st Meeting of the International Advisory Panel on
At the Singapore Energy Conference there will be also a Ministerial Dialogue about "Conventional Energy versus New Energy". The overarching theme for the SEC is "Energy for the Region: Powering Cities of the Future".