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<h1><em>Analysis and commentary on the Gulf Co-operation Council region</em></h1>
Qatar crisis: Turkish parliament approves troop deployment
Why key Arab countries have cut ties with Qatar — and what Trump had to do with it
The GCC will ride out the storm
Pakistan’s balancing act with Iran just got tougher
Donald Trump’s demand that US allies pay more for their own defence may push the Gulf States towards more military cooperation.
Can Saudi Arabia's bold reforms cure growing financial woes?
H A Hellyer
The failure of terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up an airliner over the US has also highlighted failures in our counter-terrorism strategies and analysis, which must now be addressed.
As the threat posed by Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula has evolved, the US has responded by sending in the Predator drones
Benedict Wilkinson and Jack Barclay
Despite recent setbacks for the terrorist organisation, AQAP's communications strategy suggests a new model for global jihadist mobilisation
Sean McKnight, Neil Partrick and Fransis Toase
The aim of this Whitehall Paper is to study the changing capabilities of the Gulf’s military forces and to assess what impact force building plans may have on the regional military balance.
It is only comparatively recently that the present configuration of independent states in the Gulf was established. This helps to explain the sensitivities of them all to the issue of external...
Qatar in a bind
Dr Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi