Almost one week after the coup that removed democratically-elected Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi questions swirl what this event means for the politics of the region. As we all know, Mursi represented the ascent of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) to the governance of the most populous Arab country and failed miserably. Specifically, what does the military coup mean for the GCC? How is the new government of interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour seen by the GCC? What are the political implications for the GCC?
The GCC still sees the Muslim Brotherhood as a real threat and the group will continue to be pursued throughout the Arabian Peninsula for the foreseeable future.Dr. Theodore Karasik