What Is The 'Arab NATO' and Can It Stop Terrorism?
The Gulf Cooperation Council was created as a defense against the Iran-Iraq War, but today it combats terrorism. How effective is the GCC?
The Gulf Cooperation Council: The Charter (gcc-sg.org)
NATO welcomes closer ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (nato.int)
"The Secretaries General and Allied ambassadors exchanged views on the regional security situation, and discussed reinforcing ties between NATO and the Gulf Cooperation Council with more regular staff contacts and political dialogue as a first step."
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (britannica.com)
"The purpose of the GCC is to achieve unity among its members based on their common objectives and their similar political and cultural identities, which are rooted in Islamic beliefs."