Gulf Cooperation Council

June 1, 2017
During last week’s Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud strongly condemned Iranian support for terrorist groups and militants throughout the Middle East.  
June 1, 2017
Iran’s leaders probably view the idea of an Arab NATO to confront Tehran as a U.S.-directed and Israeli-supported Sunni Muslim alliance against Shia Iran.  
February 19, 2017
At a time that several Middle Eastern nations are plagued with civil strife, the Gulf Cooperation Council is a beacon of unity that has contributed to security and stability in the Arabian Gulf and beyond.
February 19, 2017
The Cipher Brief sat down with Marcelle Wahba, President of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, to discuss internal dynamics within the Gulf Cooperation Council.
February 19, 2017
The Cipher Brief sat down the Former U.S. Ambassador to Oman, Gary Grappo, to discuss the current state of affairs in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
August 7, 2016
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposed “Silk Road” initiative – also called “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) – has promised to resurrect the ancient Eurasian trading route by investing in connectivity and infrastructure projects on a massive scale across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
August 7, 2016
Even before Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, there has been a silk road in place between the Far East and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region for some time. Any visitor to Dubai will note the prominence of Chinese products in the markets.
August 7, 2016
In antiquity, the overland route known as the Silk Road spanned impossible distances, connecting China and the rest of Asia with far flung markets in Africa and Western Europe through the trading hubs of the Middle East.
June 22, 2017
The only surprising thing about the leadership shakeup ordered on Wednesday by King Salman of Saudi Arabia was the timing.
June 5, 2017
Monday morning, several Middle Eastern countries, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Yemen, Libya's eastern-based government, and the Maldives, announced their intentions to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar within 48 hours.
March 7, 2017
The United States and the oil-rich Gulf Arab states have long been traditional allies. But now the Gulf states – collectively known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – are shifting some focus to the east and firming up ties with Moscow. It started with Syria.
April 20, 2016
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on Thursday comes at a pivotal time as conflicts roil the region, and the United States faces an increasingly fractious relationship with its Gulf allies.