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An Arab Alliance Stretches Across the Red Sea

Dec 30, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
An Arab Alliance Stretches Across the Red Sea
The rationale behind the GCC's interest in northeast Africa is fairly straightforward: security and food.
(Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gulf Cooperation Council only sometimes lives up to its name -- at least as far foreign policy is concerned. Led by heavyweights Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- and Qatar to a lesser extent -- the bloc has a shared strategic vision of unity and strength to...

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