The future of the Arab Gulf monarchies in the age of uncertainties /

Seismic cultural and political shifts are under way in the Arab Gulf monarchies. The political upheavals and transitions that have swept through the Arab world over the last 2 years have not toppled the Arab Gulf rulers, but did not leave them untouched, either. Rulers of Gulf Cooperation Council (G...

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Main Author: El-Katiri, Mohammed, (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, [2013]
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Table of Contents:
  • Precarious stability at home. Increasing calls for democratization
  • But the story is still unfinished
  • Fear of the rise of political Islam
  • Sectarian frictions
  • Succession issues
  • External threats to GCC stability. A dangerous neighbor : mounting tensions with Iran
  • The Iranian threat : nuclear issues and blockade
  • Iran : GCC policy
  • GCC stability : implications for the United States
  • Policy implications and recommendations.