Accession Number:

ADA413490

Title:

Arabian Gulf Security

Descriptive Note:

Research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This research project is intended to examine the security threats to and within the Arabian Gulf and addresses the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council AGCC States approach to solving these threats. Based on this background information, I will suggest recommendations for future solutions and how to achieve security in the region. It is absolutely essential that AGCC States ensure their own security by taking necessary steps for greater unity. They must enhance and develop collective political, military, and economical policies in order to face the security challenges in the future. AGCC States should get a solution to the main points of friction associated with the Iranian occupation of the United Arab Emirates UAE Islands, and the current Iraqi threat. The AGCC States should not base their relation with the West on oil only but link it to greater economic, political, and security cooperation. They should all create permanent and common interests such as establishing joint ventures on a variety of issues. The greatest strategic challenge for the AGCC States in the future will be not only to deter and prepare to defend their soils against external military threats, but also to ensure that economic, political, and social changes remains evolutionary instead of becoming revolutionary. The challenges posed by various forces that have been mentioned in this study demand a collective, responsive, and flexible public policy within the Gulf region.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE