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<h1><em>Analysis and commentary on the Gulf Co-operation Council region</em></h1>
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.
Sean McKnight, Neil Partrick and Fransis Toase
The aim of this Whitehall Paper is to study the changing capabilities of the Gulf’s military forces and to assess what impact force building plans may have on the regional military balance.
It is only comparatively recently that the present configuration of independent states in the Gulf was established. This helps to explain the sensitivities of them all to the issue of external intervention in the area.