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Title The Gulf Cooperation Council : moderation and stability in an interdependent world / edited by John A. Sandwick ; foreword by George McGovern.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 289 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index.
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Bio/Hist Note John A. Sandwick, George McGovern
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 2, 2019).
Subject Gulf Cooperation Council.
Gulf Cooperation Council.
Contents Foreword / George McGovern -- Introduction / John A. Sandwick-- History and development of the Gulf Cooperation Council : a brief overview / John Christie -- Reflection on Gulf cooperation with focus on Bahrain, Qatar and Oman / Joseph Wright Twinam -- A Historical perspective of U.S.-GCC economic and financial interdependence / Bruce F. Henderson -- Economic integration of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf : challenges, achievements and future outlook / Abdullah Ibrahim El-Kuwaiz -- Evolution of a GCC oil policy / Hossein Askari & Babak Dastmaltschi -- Impact of the GCC on the developing legal systems of the Gulf countries / Nicholas B. Angell -- The Soviet Union and the GCC states : a search for openings / Stephen Page -- The GCC and regional security / J.E. Peterson -- The Gulf Cooperation Council : a comparative note / Ralph Braibanti.
Summary The Gulf Cooperation Council represents both a model of development and unity in the Arab world and a working example of interstate cooperation to other nations. In this volume, contributors describe the rationale for Gulf unity and cooperation and analyze the financial, economic, and legal institutions of the GCC member states (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar). They focus on the GCC's role in maintaining stability in the Arabian peninsula, an area that is clearly vital to U.S. interests. Contributors pinpoint the essential elements of GCC unity, including its efforts to obtain optimum economic self-sufficiency, to maximize market share and revenue from oil production, and to establish an integrated legal framework. The GCC's unique security needs, given the member states' vast combined area and thinly spread populations, are also discussed. An overview of the strategic interests and policies of both superpowers toward the region reveals a history of decline in their influence and prestige that is a result, it is argued, of misperceptions and misguided policies. Finally, documentation and bibliographic sections enhance the book's usefulness as a handbook on the GCC and the Arabian Gulf states.
Other Author Sandwick, John A., editor.
Other Title Print version: Gulf Cooperation Council. Boulder, Colorado : Westview Press ; Washington, D.C. : American-Arab Affairs Council, 1987 0813304768