The Gulf

The Middle East Program, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, International Security Program, Transnational Threats Project, Burke Chair in Strategy, and Emeritus Chair in Strategy study the evolving political, economic, and security context of the GCC states, Iraq, Iran, and Yemen.

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Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

Photo: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

The Unique Promise of Environmental Cooperation in the Gulf

Environmental issues hold unique promise for fostering negotiation and cooperation in the Gulf. A new CSIS brief explores the potential of environmental diplomacy to bring broader geopolitical benefits.

Brief by Will Todman, Lubna Yousef, and Mennah Abdelwahab — July 11, 2023

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Jon Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
Will Todman
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Middle East Program