Yemen has long been, and will continue to be, a security concern for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The international community, led by the GCC, intervened to prevent possible state collapse in 2011. GCC governments played a crucial role in negotiating the political transition in Yemen - it is popularly known as the “GCC deal.” GCC officials have supported the national dialogue to create a more inclusive political system, and the restructuring of the armed and security forces so that they owe allegiance to the state and not powerful individuals. GCC states are by far the greatest contributor to the billions of dollars promised for economic development and humanitarian relief.
What must be done in Yemen
Yemen has traveled a long way since early 2011, but it has an even longer and harder road aheadNoel Brehony