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The Islamic Republic of Iran and the GCC states: revolution to realpolitik?

  title={The Islamic Republic of Iran and the GCC states: revolution to realpolitik?},
  author={Stephanie Cronin and Nur Masalha},
  journal={LSE Research Online Documents on Economics},
This paper looks at the current state of relations between Iran and the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and places these relations in their recent historical context, aiming to tease out their underlying dynamics and likely future evolution. In particular, the paper examines the impact of Iraq; the part played by the nuclear issue; the consequences of the developing broader regional rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia; the complications arising from the presence in certain of the… 

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  • E. Aoun
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 2019
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  • B. Turner
  • History
    Permanent Missions to the United Nations No.300
  • 2010
Origin. Generally known as the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), the Council was established in 1982 by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to promote solidarity

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  • G. Bahgat
  • Political Science
    The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
  • 2007
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