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 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.
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.