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Toward a NATO of the Gulf? The Challenges of Collective Defense Within the GCC

Author: Dr Jean-Loup Samaan

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Although collective security in the Gulf is the topic of numerous policy publications, most of the available literature focuses on the political environment without considering the operational requirements of this scenario. This monograph offers an evaluation of Gulf defense cooperation programs in order to stir the discussion on the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as the “NATO of the Gulf.”