The most striking example of this new international structure manifests itself in how Saudi and Emirati national interests dictated and enabled these Gulf monarchies to respond to the Russian attacks in Ukraine more cautiously and openly refusing an automatic alignment with the United States.
” Meanwhile, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has urged a return to the JCPOA, while some regional governments like the UAE are unenthusiastic about the sanctions being lifted.
he Gulf reconciliation at the Al-Ula Summit suddenly changed the regional atmosphere and the rhetoric of war among Saudi, Emirati, and Qatari decision-makers.
Thanks to the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Al Ula agreement in January 2021, there is now room for optimism manifested in the constructive moves by both Turkish and Arab leaders toward a broader normalization process.
Several months ago, Saudi Arabia and several other Gulf states reacted aggressively to an interview of Lebanon’s then-Information Minister George Kordahi harshly criticizing the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen with rhetoric that many in the Gulf Cooperation Council viewed as too sympathetic to the Houthis.
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, and Heidi Grant, the director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) that is part of the United States Department of Defense, in a joint press conference held at the Pentagon in early December 2020 at the end of the Trump’s term.
" Other countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) followed suit or took other measures, but the GCC appeared united in its stance against Lebanon – the Gulf’s unity on such a negative position towards Lebanon constitutes a precedent, with Oman and Qatar taking less escalatory measures than their counterparts.
(23) The breadth and scope of Walia’s study covers not just first-world countries in their treatment of refugees and asylum seekers, but also bears upon ongoings in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States, the UAE, India, Brazil and the Philippines, among others.
In the pre-Arab uprisings era, Turkey was enjoying the golden days in its relations with regional countries, in particular the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
ollowing the First Gulf War, the foreign ministers of Syria, Egypt, and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met in Damascus and agreed on a new security cooperation initiative for the Gulf which came to be known as the “Damascus Declaration.
Read: How Will Antony Blinken Handle US Foreign Policy on Syria, Turkey and Yemen?The Obama administration used the 9/11 attacks as leverage against the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, which disturbed bilateral affairs as Saudi assets were jeopardized with 28 ongoing lawsuits.
The visit was seen as a clear sign of India's growing military ties with the two Gulf states.
n the wake of the Arab Awakening in 2011, ties between Turkey and the Gulf duo, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), began to deteriorate.
The governing structure in Kuwait differs from its Gulf neighbors as here the legislative branch, which is also known as the National Assembly, has significant influence not only in passing legislation but also by virtue of its oversight of the executive branch.
fter three and a half years of paralyzing strife, the blockade of Qatar was brought to an end ahead of the 41st Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), turning the page on perhaps the darkest period in the union’s four decade history.