Tag: GCC

  • CMF on charcoal smuggling

    lllegal trade funds terror group. CTF152 Hold Counter Charcoal Smuggling Conference The second conference on combatting the illegal smuggling of Somalian charcoal was held at the Combined Maritime Forces headquarters in […]

  • Food and maritime choke points

    Food and energy security focusing minds. GCC exposed to food security risks from maritime choke points Josh Wood BEIRUT // The countries of the Middle East are among those most […]

  • Security in the Persian Gulf

    How to improve relations between Iran and Gulf States? Imagining a New Security Order in the Persian Gulf FREDERIC WEHREY, RICHARD SOKOLSKY For over three decades, the question of who […]

  • Anti-piracy force plan for the Gulf

    Possible regional force proposal discussed again. Anti-piracy force plan for the Gulf Bahrain backed a call to establish a special maritime force to tackle growing problems of pirates attacking fishermen […]

  • Gulf US aircraft carrier pulls out

    USS Theodore Roosevelt will leave the Gulf sometime in October. Gulf to be left without aircraft carrier for first time in 7 years Taimur Khan NEW YORK // The US navy […]

  • Bahrain yet to sign maritime rescue pact

    Issue referred back to committee level for study. Bahrain yet to sign maritime rescue pact BAHRAIN is yet to sign an international convention on maritime search and rescue that has […]

  • US to boost Gulf defences

    Barack Obama decides to help bolster defensive capabilities of Gulf. US agrees to allay Arab Gulf’s Iran worries with military assistance Barack Obama decides to help bolster defensive capabilities of […]

  • GCC to form joint maritime security force

    Regional force to combat threats.  GCC to form joint maritime security force By Courtney Trenwith The six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) state members have agreed to set up a joint maritime […]

  • Seaborne sentinels

    Policing the waters.  Seaborne sentinels GCC navies pursue surface ship modernisation plans The launch of the NAVDEX naval defence exhibition in 2011 was emblematic of the increasing importance attached to […]

  • Security in the Persian Gulf

    Defense cooperation in the Persian Gulf region will remain an illusion… Why the Persian Gulf Isn’t Ready for Joint Security Bilal Y. Saab Defense cooperation in the Persian Gulf region will remain an illusion without […]

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