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.
Performing successful military operations in Syria, using the hard power elements in the Horn of Africa and Gulf regions as a foreign policy tool and, finally, engaging in an Eastern Mediterranean-centered foreign policy activism, Turkey is recently experiencing one of its most influential periods in regional policy.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), institutionalized in 1981 at the height of the Iraq-Iran war, was created to provide a unified security umbrella to the bloc’s micro-states who find themselves unable to face powerful political and economic challenges.
(Ergan, 2017) Six months after the failed coup attempt, President Erdogan toured the Gulf beginning with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain but not stopping in the UAE.
Amid growing geopolitical competition between the Turkish-Qatari alliance and the Saudi- and Emirati-led bloc that has played itself out during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis which erupted in mid-2017, the Libyan civil war, and the Egyptian army rule of the country since 2013.
man has long been known for its efforts to pursue a politically neutral position in the Gulf region.
In 2013, 96% of exports from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to Iran were carried out by the UAE, while the figure for imports stood around 62%.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a meeting on September 28, 2018, with the participation of six countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the foreign ministers of Egypt and Jordan.
he Gulf region experienced its most serious crisis during the summer of 2017.
While this approach has many reasons, it is not independent from the influence of money from the Persian Gulf.