Skip to main content

Regional experts discuss UK-Gulf relations

9 November 2016

The International Relations Committee takes evidence from regional experts on UK-Gulf relations, security and political and social fragmentation.


Wednesday 9 November, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Dr Christopher Davidson, Reader in Middle East Politics, Durham University
  • Mr Michael Stephens, Research Fellow Middle East, RUSI

Possible questions

  • How has UK policy toward the Gulf States changed following the Arab Spring?
  • Can you provide an overview of UK-Gulf economic relations, and their main areas of interest?
  • What effect will Brexit have on UK relations with the Gulf states?
  • Do you foresee a free trade agreement emerging between the UK and Gulf Cooperation Council post-Brexit?
  • How does the nuclear deal with Iran impact the UK's relationship with Gulf States?
  • To what extent has the Gulf experienced fragmentation and, if it all, how does this impact the region's security?

Further information

Image: iStock