|Author (Person)||Ghafar, Adel Abdel|
|Publisher||Institute of International Affairs (IAI)|
|Series Title||IAI Papers|
|Series Details||21/06, Number 6|
|Publication Date||February 2021|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
The role played by countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the Eastern Mediterranean is becoming increasingly important. This calls for an assessment of their evolving relationship with countries in the region, as well as their involvement in the Libyan conflict. Increased involvement by Gulf actors may inflame existing regional rivalries and geopolitical tensions. The interests of GCC countries in the Eastern Mediterranean are first analysed in the broader context of regional rivalries.
Special attention is then devoted to Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Greece and Cyprus, while considering the role of other key regional actors such as Turkey and Israel. Recommendations on why and how the new US administration should intervene to decrease regional tensions are provided.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Regional Dimension|
|Countries / Regions||Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Turkey|
|International Organisations||Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC]|