The current regional transformations and those expected for the future are creating new threats to the countries of the GCC. This calls for a radical revision of the existing security alliances and their capacity to provide the GCC with the security it needs; for its own sake but also for the sake of the global economy. Some form of alliance with NATO could provide a much needed solution and the recent meeting for the consultative group of the ten year old Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) could be an important stepping stone towards that. But how would that be useful? Especially as NATO, despite it being the strongest military alliance in the globe, is itself looking for reasons to continue existing.
Need for a new security system
The intactness of the GCC can be greatly enhanced by being closer to NATOAbdullah Hamidaddin