Accession Number : ADA326375

Title :   Prospects for a Gulf Cooperation Council Security Structure.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Al-Azemi, Ahmed M.

PDF Url : ADA326375

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This paper examines and evaluates the past efforts of Gulf Cooperation Council through historical records to identify key weaknesses hampering efforts to improve security throughout the Arabian Gulf region. By examining past efforts of the Gulf Cooperation Council an attempt is made to highlight their successes and shortcomings. Toward that end, security linkages between regional powers are evaluated to draw certain conclusions. The record clearly indicates that past collective security arrangements failed largely because of their exclusionary features. To remedy such shortcomings, this paper recommend following an aggressive policy of Gulf Cooperation Council countries developing a 'Gulfanization' of regional security.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *SECURITY, *INSTABILITY, GULFS, KUWAIT, GEOLOGY, IDENTIFICATION, HISTORY, RECORDS, COOPERATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE