UAE Security Forum 2022:
Expanding Regional Partnerships for Security and Prosperity


November 17, 2022


Since its launch in 2016, the UAE Security Forum has played a vital role as a venue where U.S. and regional partners gather to find creative solutions to some of their most pressing common challenges. This year’s forum will assess regional geopolitical trends and advance a common vision for strengthening security cooperation, recognizing the linkages and advantages of integration among countries in the regions of the Gulf, Levant, and Red Sea, and increasing engagement with the United States. To ensure a fruitful exchange of views, AGSIW will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners to explore opportunities, identify key risks, and recommend policy solutions for governments and the private sector.  





Thursday November 17, 2022

  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM


  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM

    Regional Security Cooperation: Addressing Common Threats and Challenges

    Mohammed Baharoon, Director General, b’huth
    David B. Des Roches, Non-Resident Fellow, AGSIW; Associate Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University
    Ambassador William Roebuck, Executive Vice President, AGSIW  

    Moderator: Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    The United States’ Place in the World: A Conversation on U.S. Foreign Policy

    Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Member, Board of Directors, AGSIW
    Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, Chair of the Board of Directors, AGSIW 

    Moderator: Mina Al-Oraibi, Editor in Chief, The National

  • 12:30 - 1:30 PM

    Buffet Lunch

  • 1:30 - 2:30 PM

    Lunch Keynote

    Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command 

    Moderator: Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, President, AGSIW

  • 2:30 - 4:00 PM

    Closer Economic Ties Toward Shared Prosperity

    Narayanappa Janardhan, Non-Resident Fellow, AGSIW; Senior Research Fellow, Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy 
    Scott Livermore, Chief Economist, Oxford Economics Middle East
    Ksenia Svetlova, Director of the Israel–Middle East Relations Program, Mitvim 
    Ambassador C. David Welch, Member of the Board of Directors, AGSIW 

    Moderator: Robert Mogielnicki, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW