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<h1><em>Analysis and commentary on the Gulf Co-operation Council region</em></h1>
Ongoing rivalries between members of the Gulf Cooperation Council make it an ineffective player in the region’s security
John Louth, Pierre Bontems, Bouchra Carlier and Axel Pilotti
With talk of renewed vigour to the UK-UAE relationship, a new paper examines the potential defence-industrial implications
The UK Prime Minister’s visit to the Gulf region was dominated by the need to solidify defence ties and repair recently strained political relations.
As the threat posed by Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula has evolved, the US has responded by sending in the Predator drones
Benedict Wilkinson and Jack Barclay
Despite recent setbacks for the terrorist organisation, AQAP's communications strategy suggests a new model for global jihadist mobilisation
H A Hellyer
The failure of terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to blow up an airliner over the US has also highlighted failures in our counter-terrorism strategies and analysis, which must now be addressed.