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United States-Gulf Cooperation: Council Security Cooperation in a Mulipolar World   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "Profound changes in regional geopolitical dynamics in the Arabian Gulf since the early-2000s render the region a highly challenging environment for U.S. foreign policy and military engagement. At a time of continuing domestic instability in Iraq and an increasingly isolated Iran, the geopolitical weight of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states has risen dramatically over the past 10 years; the GCC states' enormous economic power, coupled to some of the most stable political systems in the entire Middle East and North Africa region, call for continuously close U.S.-GCC relations in the security sphere as an important element in U.S. foreign policy. […] This monograph analyzes the security and economic dynamics of the region as a whole to assess the challenges to the security and military relationship between the GCC and the United States and to propose policy options for the United States to continue to derive maximum benefit from stable and reliable partnerships in the Gulf."

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2014-10
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Strategic Studies Institute: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/
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