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Keyword: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

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News & Analysis

MESA: the Arabian NATO?

Tahir Mustafa

Safar 23, 14402018-11-01

The imperialists and Zionists never tire of cooking up new ways to rob the ignorant Arabian rulers of their wealth, as the ‘Arabian Nato’ ploy shows.

Daily News Analysis

Lay person’s guide to GCC’s self-inflicted crisis

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 14, 14392018-01-02

Over the past several months, NATO’s despotic allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have cornered themselves into myriad political, social and military quagmires.

Opinion

Arabia's Third Bloc

Catherine Shakdam

Dhu al-Qa'dah 08, 14382017-08-01

Qatar has historically tried to operate outside the shadow of its larger more belligerent neighbor, Saudi Arabia. The latest Saudi-engineered crisis has provided Doha an opportunity to be even more assertive.

Special Reports

Sykes-Picot: Collapse of the Political Framework

Zaakir Ahmed Mayet

Dhu al-Qa'dah 08, 14382017-08-01

Sykes-Picot has collapsed and with it US hegemony in the region. When analyzing it we must seek the fundamental principle underpinning Sykes-Picot: control and protection of colonial interests.

Opinion

Bin Salman’s rise (and anticipated fall!)

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 07, 14382017-07-01

With one-foot in the grave King Salman has made his son Mohammed bin Salman the crown prince and wants to make him king but the loyalty of other princes is not guaranteed.

News & Analysis

Qatar or Israel?

Zaakir Ahmed Mayet

Shawwal 07, 14382017-07-01

The Saudi-led siege of Qatar has little to do with Doha’s alleged misconduct; it is more about serving the Zionist State of Israel.

Daily News Analysis

Are the Bani Saud about to ditch Hadi?

Crescent International

Sha'ban 18, 14382017-05-15

As the Najdi Bedouins assemble their Arabian cousins and an assortment of Muslim rulers and dictators in Riyadh for a collective pledge of loyalty to the new master in the White House (aka Donald Trump), other news in the region appear to have fallen off the radar screen.

News & Analysis

US, UK to “save” Gulf potentates, again

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

The imperialists and their sidekicks first create a crisis to frighten the Arabian potentates in the Persian Gulf and then come with offers to sell them weapons that the latter cannot use.

Special Reports

Iran’s economy: it’s not only about economics

Tahir Mahmoud

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

Unlike most other countries, Iran’s economy is deeply linked to its political and security situation. Without taking this aspect into consideration, its economis progress cannot be properly evaluated.

Daily News Analysis

Qatar back into the GCC fold

Crescent International

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14352014-04-18

Another setback for Saudi policy as the regime is forced to retreat on its threats against Qatar from where it had withdrawn its ambassador last month. Bahrain and the UAE had followed suit but Kuwait and Oman did not. An agreement has now been reached to patch differences and get back to business as usual--rubbing noses and kissing.

Occupied Arab World

US consolidating military presence in Gulf to control Muslim heartland

M.A. Shaikh

Ramadan 11, 14232002-05-16

Recent reports that US forces were preparing to leave their bases in Saudi Arabia created the initial impression that the US’s military presence in the Gulf Cooperation Council states was about to be reduced...

Occupied Arab World

Economic agreements reached at GCC summit unlikely to be implemented

Abul Fadl

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14222002-01-16

When leaders of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held their 22nd summit on December 30-31, the air of achievement and success that once marked such occasions was nowhere to be seen.

Occupied Arab World

Regional politics creating a gulf between GCC member states

Crescent International

Muharram 07, 14222001-04-01

The Gulf Cooperation Council, an economic and defence arrangement among the six Gulf Arab monarchies, is twenty years old. Yet Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have only recently signed the first ever cross-border agreement in any utility sector by members of the GCC, which between them hold 43 percent of all oil-reserves and nearly 15 percent of world natural-gas reserves.

Occupied Arab World

GCC defence pact tailor-made for US regional policy

Crescent International

Shawwal 21, 14212001-01-16

The six member-states of the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) signed a defence pact on December 31, pledging themselves to come to each other’s aid in the event of attack.

Occupied Arab World

GCC states celebrate 18 years of failure

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14201999-06-16

The six member-states of the Gulf Co-operation Council marked the 18th anniversary of the pact’s signing on May 24. Only two days later, two members, Qatar and Bahrain, announced that they would continue to pursue their border dispute before the International Court of Justice...

Occupied Arab World

Saudis, too, take up the begging bowl

Khalil Marwan

Sha'ban 27, 14191998-12-16

The 19th annual meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), held in Abu Dhabi from December 7-9, was a far cry from the heady days of high oil prices when Arab monarchies were awash with petro-dollars.

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