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Can the U.S. Help End the Intra-GCC Rift?

For years the United States has relied on the Gulf Cooperation Council as a force multiplier and an oasis of stability in a volatile part of the world, but internal disagreements are now threatening the GCC’s unity.

Published on: June 6, 2014
Tally Helfont is the director of Middle East Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
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  • Jack Kalpakian

    What US interest is served by healing this rift?

    • Andrew Allison

      Keeping oil flowing? As an aside, the photo accompanying this post, which suggests a naughty schoolboy getting a lecture from a headmaster, is priceless.

      • Jack Kalpakian

        It will flow anyway. Let them remain divided and let us use this rift to break up OPEC and the GCC. This is one rift that needs to be kept.

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