A one day conference to explore the sources of instability in the Gulf and the opportunities for extra regional partner states to cooperate with both state and non-governmental actors to promote maritime security in the region
Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea is a pressing issue with ramifications both for the region and the wider world. A range of non-traditional security challenges from petro-piracy to maritime environmental degradation act as constraints on the prosperity of one of the worlds most potentially dynamic regions.
The challenges of maintaining order at sea and combating the sources of the malaise ashore represent an avenue for G-7 states to fill a void in local state capacity. Whether in the policy domain or in the technical areas, European G-7 states such as the UK and France have a great deal to offer and to gain from promoting the stability of the region.
A UK approach to the multifaceted challenges of the region will require a whole of government approach that embeds the Royal Navy’s activities within a wider strategic framework, integrating the activities of relevant government departments, partner states and non-governmental partners.
In light of this, the Royal United Services Institute and the Royal Navy are holding a one day conference to explore the sources of instability in the Gulf and the opportunities for extra regional partner states to cooperate with both state and non-governmental actors to promote maritime security in the region. The event, by invitation only, will provide a forum for discussion for delegates from across Whitehall, European partner states, regional partner state representatives and non-governmental partners.