Gulf Security Issues from the British Withdrawal to the Invasion and Liberation of Kuwait

Gulf Security Issues from the British Withdrawal to the Invasion and Liberation of Kuwait

  • 4 May 1997

The speaker indicated that during the colonial era,
Gulf security was limited to maintaining the Pax
Britannica as the Arab Gulf formed the defensive
line and vital route for British links with the Indian
subcontinent.
The establishment of the GCC was intended to
overcome threats to its members and to enhance
coordination and cooperation among them.
The speaker emphasized that the Iraqi invasion
of Kuwait posed a serious challenge to the Gulf states
by opening the door to a Western military presence
in the region. The dependence of the GCC countries
on bilateral defensive treaties with the US and other
Western powers would not be a sustainable long-term
security policy for the region.

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Sunday 4 May 1997

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Sunday 4 May 1997

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