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<h1><em>Analysis and commentary on the Gulf Co-operation Council region</em></h1>
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?
A shift in power to a younger generation and a recognition of the need for more transparency will have a long-lasting impact on Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy, its economy and its politics.
Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Assiri, spokesman of the Arab coalition, gives a briefing on the current Saudi-led military operation in Yemen. Chaired by Sir Simon Mayall.
Two new RUSI reports suggest Western military efforts to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East may result only in the Balkanisation of the region. Instead, the best hope of countering the extremist group may come from within.