Foreign Relations of the GCC Countries: Shifting Global and Regional Dynamics

1st Edition

Eman Ragab, Silvia Colombo

Routledge
Published November 21, 2017
Reference - 134 Pages
ISBN 9781138574045 - CAT# Y382492

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Summary

This book examines the foreign policies of the GCC countries six years after the Arab uprisings, in terms of drivers, narratives, actions and outcomes, paying particular attention to Middle Eastern countries, Iran and Western international powers. The assessment focuses on current affairs, but also contributes to establishing a productive link between empirical studies and the existing theoretical frameworks that help explain the increasing foreign policy activism of the GCC countries. All in all, the articles collected in this book shed light on and provide a more solid and fine-grained understanding of how regional powers like Saudi Arabia, as well as the other smaller GCC countries, act and pursue their interests in an environment full of uncertainty, in the context of changing regional and global dynamics and power distribution.

The book brings together the articles published in a Special Issue of the International Spectator.

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