Understanding Gulf States’ Strategic Thinking
Center on Contemporary Conflict
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are of very high importance to U.S. interests. Iran’s nuclear program has threatened to impel a nuclear arms race in the region inimical to those interests. Yet U.S. understanding of how the GCC states think about strategic issues—up to and including how they measure the efficacy and sufficiency of the U.S. security umbrella and how they would determine whether to acquire nuclear arms of their own—is often opaque to the U.S. government.
Performer: Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) Principal Investigator: Bridge Colby, FY: 2014-2015
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