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U.S. Relations with the GCC

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

U.S. Relations with the GCC.

The incoming president will have to rebuild ties of trust with ruling elites in the Persian Gulf states shaken by U.S. policy toward the Arab uprisings in 2011, the civil war in Syria, and the nuclear negotiations with Iran, writes fellow Kristian Coates Ulrichsen.

This policy brief is part of a series of recommendations from the Baker Institute for the incoming president’s administration.