Dr. Anthony Responds to Questions About the U.S.-GCC Relationship
National Council Founding President & CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony periodically responds to questions posed by friends and followers of the National Council's Arabia, the Gulf, and the GCC Blog. Below are three recent questions Dr. Anthony fielded regarding the U.S. relationship with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).
- How is it that the GCC countries retain good relations with the United States despite regional anti-American sentiment?
- What aspects of U.S.-GCC cooperation are looked upon favorably by citizens of the GCC countries?
- How might the U.S.-GCC relationship change, if at all, with the United States easing its reliance on Middle Eastern oil in tandem with increases in America’s domestic energy supplies?