The Gulf: Future Security and British Policy
1st Edition Year: 2000
Edition: First edition
USD4.08 – USD10.88
The Arabian Gulf region has increasingly become the focus of international concern since the Gulf War of 1991 which clearly demonstrated the link between regional stability and global security. An effective Gulf security framework hinges, to a great extent, on the integration of national and regional policies with the defense policies of allied countries. The end of the Cold War has afforded the opportunity for the Gulf region to develop a more stable security paradigm that is not constrained by the imperatives of a bipolar system. Against this backdrop, this book examines the foundation and the scope for closer security ties between the United Kingdom and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
This volume includes a number of specialized papers presented by prominent military officials and experts from the GCC countries and Britain in a conference held jointly by ECSSR and the Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies (RUSI) in London, April 29-30, 1998. The book thus offers a unique opportunity to access professional experience in the field of security and stresses the need to develop a greater range of consultative mechanisms. In highlighting both immediate and potential threats to Gulf security and effective national and regional measures to counter them, the book aspires to provide a deeper understanding of the security issues that will define the shape of the GCC-UK relationship in the twenty-first century.