Geopolitics Workshop

06 Dec 2016

A breakfast workshop on geopolitics opens the Qatar Conference 2016.


  • How challenging really is the regional geopolitical environment? 
  • What is the outlook for greater GCC integration? 
  • Are the regional risks correctly understood by the global markets? 
  • Does instability in the wider Arab world necessarily destabilise the GCC? 
  • Europe: immigration, integration and the future of the European project. How might this affect the Gulf? 
  • Brexit: the impact on Qatar and the wider GCC region 
  • The new US presidency – what does it mean for the Gulf? 
  • China and its neighbours – should we worry about more than the economy?

Chaired by: Richard Banks, Consulting Editor, Euromoney Conferences

  • Alexis Antoniades, Director of International Economics, Georgetown University Qatar
  • Raghu Mandagolathur, Senior Vice President Research, Markaz
  • Nadir Mohammed, Country Director, GCC Countries, The World Bank
  • Jean-Marc Rickli, Associate Fellow, Global Risks and Resilience, Geneva Centre for Security Policy