LINKS Director chairs EPC Policy Dialogue on Iran’s Nuclear stand-off and its regional role.

Iran’s nuclear stand-off and its regional role was the theme of a policy dialogue organised by the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels on 8 April 2013. LINKS Director, Dennis Sammut chaired a panel of experts which included Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian Armenian Council; Savas Genc, Professor of International Relations at Fatih University in Istanbul; Walter Posch, Senior…

LINKS representative addresses the 2012 Caspian Forum in Istanbul with a call to the region’s leaders to put people at the heart of policies.

The first Caspian Forum, a gathering of politicians, officials, representatives of the business community, and representatives of NGOs and think tanks, focusing on issues related to the wider Caspian Region, was held in Istanbul on Thursday 6 December. LINKS was represented by its Director, Dennis Sammut, who was a speaker on the third panel of the…

A decision on an American Missile shield for the GCC is expected in June, but not everybody is happy.

The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states and the United States have agreed to build a regional missile defence architecture, Bahrain’s foreign minister has said. Details of the agreement and the final decision by the GCC member states and the US will be taken in June, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said in remarks published by…

Lavrov warns EU against Caspian Sea agreements

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that any decision on the Caspian Sea and its related issues without considering the position of its littoral states is unacceptable. The Iranian news agency IRNA reported that whilst addressing Yerevan State University students, Lavrov said the European Union’s decision to exploit the Caspian Sea and transfer Turkmenistan…