Accession Number : ADA609907


Title :   United States-Gulf Cooperation Council Security Cooperation in a Multipolar World


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE


Personal Author(s) : El-Katiri, Mohammed


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a609907.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : The ongoing impasse over development of nuclear and missile technologies by Iran highlights the continuing importance of U.S. security cooperation with Arabian Gulf states. Yet the rising economic strength and diplomatic assertiveness of some member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) combines with potential political fragility there to require sensitivity by the United States in ensuring that cooperation continues to thrive. In this monograph, British academic Dr. Mohammed El-Katiri analyzes the security and economic dynamics of the region as a whole, in order to assess the challenges to the security and military relationship between the GCC and the United States. He addresses the changing perceptions of U.S. military support among the local populations, and identifies a number of key areas where U.S. policy can adjust and add flexibility in order to pre-empt potential dilemmas. This monograph was completed in September 2013, and therefore does not include mention of more recent developments such as the rise of the Islamic State or the November 2013 nuclear agreement with Iran. But the problems and themes it describes are permanent ones, and continue to present important considerations for protecting the interests of the United States and its allies in the region in the longer term. The Strategic Studies Institute recommends this monograph to both the military and diplomatic policy communities as essential material to underpin sound policy decisions for the future of U.S. security relationships with the region.


Descriptors :   *COOPERATION , *ECONOMICS , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *PERSIAN GULF , *SECURITY , BAHRAIN , DECISION MAKING , DOCUMENTS , GEOPOLITICS , GUIDED MISSILES , KUWAIT , OMAN , POLICIES , POPULATION , REGIONS , SAUDI ARABIA , UNITED ARAB EMIRATES , UNITED KINGDOM , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE