Posts Tagged: gulf cooperation council
A Washington gathering of Persian Gulf autocrats sums up the absurdity of America's relationship with some of the world's most oppressive regimes.
The member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council have realized that the United States, thus far their biggest ally, is really just a fair-weather friend.
In the smallest Gulf kingdoms, upwards of 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.
Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis in the Middle East will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.
The Gulf Cooperation Council needs to work together on a game plan for negotiating with Iran.
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
Is the coup in Egypt a sign of declining U.S. influence in the region?
Obama's decision to arm the Syrian rebels will likely escalate the conflict and torpedo any possibility for a political solution.
Morocco won't be able to put off the issue of Western Sahara's right to sovereignty indefinitely.
To begin with, the United States should drop the demand for regime change in Syria.