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Inter-GCC Tensions Through American Eyes

The Gulf’s strategic location and abundance of energy resources has always made it the site of competing global interests and a host of regional conflicts. The Arab Uprisings unleashed additional troubles in the Gulf and have the potential to challenge American and Western policies toward the entire Middle East. In fact, over the past two months, strategic moves and countermoves by various actors in the Gulf have dominated news headlines, all pointing toward one irrefutable fact:  the deep rift that now exists among the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) poses a significant challenge to U.S. strategies toward the region.

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Read a version of this article in Arabic, الرهان على الأمن,as published in the February issue of al-Majalla (المجلة), here.