Mind the Gulf Podcasts

The 'Mind the Gulf' Podcast Series explores how the Iranian nuclear programme – and international diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon – interact with regional security dynamics and the wider Middle East.



Join RUSI Research Fellows Darya Dolzikova and Tobias Borck as they invite subject-matter experts from the six Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE), Iran, and other key players from across the Middle East and beyond to share perspectives that do not always feature in Western-based discussions on the Iranian nuclear programme. The podcast is part of RUSI’s Iran in the Global Security Context project.

Iran in the Global Security Context

RUSI’s project on Iran in the Global Security Context examines developments on the Iranian nuclear issue, their interaction with regional and global security matters, and implications for UK policy.


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Season 1

Welcome to our first season of Mind the Gulf. Access the latest episodes.

Episode 8: Where Are We Now and What Comes Next?
Episode 7: UK Relations with Iran and the Gulf States
Episode 6: The View from Israel
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Episode 5: The View from the United Arab Emirates
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Episode 4: The View from Qatar and Oman
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Episode 3: The View from Bahrain and Kuwait
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Episode 2: The View from Saudi Arabia
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Episode 1: The View from Iran
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