Episode 3: The View from Bahrain and Kuwait

Hosts Darya Dolzikova and Tobias Borck discuss Bahrain and Kuwait’s perspectives on the Iranian nuclear question and on broader regional security matters

Hasan Alhasan, Research Fellow for Middle East Policy at IISS, explains why Bahrain feels threatened by Iran and is sceptical about a regional security dialogue, and Amnah Ibraheem, Visiting Scholar at the American University of Kuwait, outlines Kuwait’s unique position bordering both Saudi Arabia and Iran and its preference for multilateral diplomacy. Darya and Tobias also address the latest developments in the region.

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.

Mind the Gulf Podcast Series

'Mind the Gulf'

Mind the Gulf is part of RUSI’s Iran in the Global Security Context project, which examines linkages between the Iranian nuclear programme and regional security in the Gulf and the wider Middle East. The project and this podcast examine the perspectives of countries in the region, with a particular focus on the six Gulf monarchies and Iran. The aim is to identify key concerns that need to be addressed if the diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear programme is to be rendered resilient within the regional security context.

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Darya Dolzikova​

Research Fellow

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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Dr Tobias Borck

Senior Associate Fellow

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