Gulf Security: The Arab Gulf States Have No Good Options

Author
James M Dorsey
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
The Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies (BESA)
Abstract
The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout may rewrite the security as well as the political and economic map of the Middle East. The crisis will probably color Gulf attitudes towards the region’s major external players: the US, China, and Russia. Yet the Gulf States are likely to discover that their ability to shape the region’s map has significantly diminished.
Topic
Conflict Prevention, International Relations, Security, Trade
Political Geography
Russia, China, Middle East, United States of America, Gulf Nations