Future Political Risks in the Gulf
09 March 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm GMT

Gulf Security

State Sponsored Terrorism

Future Sanctions (JCPOA)

Iran’s Nuclear Aspirations

Energy Security

Nuclear Threat

Iran Strategic Calculus

Gulf Security, Impact of US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Risk to oil Fields & Petrochemicals

Iranian Influence on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Maritime Security, Straits of Hormuz, Bab al Mandab Strait

Risk to Supply Chain, Logistics

Risks to Cybersecurity

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The Looming Iranian Threat: Mitigating Risk & Preventing Crisis

The Agenda

(Times in GMT)

Session 1 • 09:00 - 09:10

Welcoming Introduction: The Impact of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis on the Future of Gulf Security

SPEAKER - Barak M. Seener CEO of Strategic Intelligentia

Session 2 • 09:10 - 09:30

Keynote Speech: The UAE's Strategic Interests

SPEAKER - His Excellence Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi

Session 3 • 09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Speech: Bahrain, Israel & the Abrahamic Accords

SPEAKER - His Excellence Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

Session 4 • 10:00 - 11:00


MODERATOR - Helga Trüpel

SPEAKERS - Elmar BrokJane KinninmontAlan Mendoza

Session 5• 11:00 - 12:00

Iran's Nuclear & Regional Aspirations

MODERATOR - Amjad Taha

SPEAKERS - Dr. Ebtesam Al KetbiOlli HeinonenMajor Gen (res.) Yaakov AmidrorCarlos Abadi

Session 6• 12:00 - 13:00

The Impact of Iran's Regional Strategy on Gulf Security

MODERATOR - Prof. Robert Singh

SPEAKERS - Norman RouleColonel (res.) Dr. Eran LermanDr. Ebtesam Al KetbiDr. Ilan Berman

Session 7• 13:00 - 14:00

Fireside Chat- Risks to Maritime & Energy Security

SPEAKERS - General (ret.) Joseph VotelVice Admiral (ret.) Kevin Donegan

Session 8• 14:00 - 15:00

Risks to Cybersecurity

MODERATOR - Barak M. Seener CEO of Strategic Intelligentia

SPEAKERS - Vice Admiral (ret.) Kevin DoneganMatthew BeyLt Col Bryan MirandaAmir RapaportBryan Ware

Session 9• 15:00 - 16:00

Geopolitical Dimensions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

MODERATOR - Dr. Ilan Berman

SPEAKERS - His Excellence Dr. Ali Al NuaimiBrigadier General (res) Yossi KuperwasserDr. Jonathan SchanzerDr. Ilan Berman

Session 10• 16:00 - 17:00

The Future of the JCPOA & Impact on Iran's Regional Calculus

MODERATOR - Dr. Nir Boms

SPEAKERS - Amb. Dennis RossThe Hon. Elliott AbramsMark DubowitzAmjad Taha

Session 11• 17:00 - 18:00

US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Risks to Security & Trade in the Gulf

SPEAKERS - The Hon. Dov ZakheimProf. Michael ClarkeOliver Cornock

Session 12• 18:00 - 18:10

Closing Remarks

SPEAKER - Barak M. Seener CEO of Strategic Intelligentia


Exclusive sessions with subject matter experts


(Times in GMT)

- Rabbi Yoni Golker, - Imam Qari Muhammad Asim MBE

- Rabbi Yoni Golker, - Imam Qari Muhammad Asim MBE

- Rabbi Yoni Golker, - Imam Qari Muhammad Asim MBE



BREAKOUT 1 • 10:00 - 11:00


SPEAKERS - Rabbi Yoni Golker  Imam Qari Muhammad Asim MBE



BREAKOUT 2• 11:00 - 12:00

Risks to Infrastructure & Supply Chains Across the Gulf in the ESG Era

SPEAKER - Oliver Cornock





BREAKOUT 3• 12:00 - 13:00

Not business as usual? Europe, Iran and the Gulf

SPEAKERS - Dr. Raphael NagelDr. Majid GolpourMichael ThaidigsmannNathanaël Chouraqui


BREAKOUT 4• 13:00 - 14:00

Geopolitical Scenarios of Gulf Investment Flows

SPEAKER - Carlos Abadi


BREAKOUT 5• 14:00 - 15:00


SPEAKER - Leah Tedrow




BREAKOUT 6• 15:00 - 16:00

Security risks to the Future of Economic Diversification in the Gulf & the Impact on US Saudi Strategic Ties: 2025

SPEAKER - Ryan Bohl



Session 10• 16:00 - 17:00

The Future of the JCPOA & Impact on Iran's Regional Calculus

MODERATOR - Dr. Nir Boms

SPEAKERS - Amb. Dennis RossThe Hon. Elliott AbramsMark DubowitzAmjad Taha

BREAKOUT 7• 17:00 - 18:00

The market implications of an oil shock: How will energy transition & investors position in a new geopolitical era

SPEAKERS - Bilal HafeezElliot Hentov

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