Monday 08 June 2020
Following the NDC Course program, the NDC delivered to the participants of the 7th NDC Course 2019-2020 a lecture under the title “Regional Conflict and its Possible Implications" on Monday, June 8, 2020.
The lecture was delivered by Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim, in which he spoke about the perception of the Arabian Gulf as an unstable region that suffers from tensions while also being of strategic importance.
That is in addition to the main tensions as a result of the competition for regional hegemony, with many Gulf countries now having wealth in oil, tourism, and manufacturing while other countries have much less.
During his lecture via the teleconferencing system, His Excellency the adviser referred to the opinion of some external commentators and analysts regarding the possibility of relying on the permanency and efficiency of the existing security arrangements with the participation of powerful countries from outside the region, including the United States of America, Russia, and Turkey as well as India and China which have recently joined in. The lecturer also highlighted the efforts of these actors to enhance stability or jeopardize stability and security in the region.
The lecture also shed light on strategists’ accuracy and ability to predict potential scenarios and assess their potential impact on the security of the UAE in particular and the Arab Gulf in general.