Developments in the International and Regional System- Implications for the GCC States
Author: Dr. Nayef Ali Obaid
Publishing House: Sultan Bin Zayed Center
Year of publication: 2019
About the book:
The Sultan Bin Zayed Center has launched a new book entitled "Developments in the International and Regional System- Implications for the GCC States" by Dr. Nayef Ali Obaid, a researcher at the SBZC.
"The international and regional arenas are witnessing rapid and successive events characterized by chaos, anarchy, and ambiguity, which are often difficult to understand," Dr. Nayef Obaid said about the book. The main premise in the book is: To where the world order is pivoting? What are its developments and repercussions on the Arab Gulf states?
Is the world now pivoting to a multipolar system after having a bipolar system following the Second World War, and later a monopolar system for a short period? Is it in the process of forming a new world order? How this new order will look like? What are its pillars and major actors? Alternatively, is the world pivoting to anarchy? Will the nation states play a role in it even if the world is witnessing now the rise of non-state actors? Does the world have entered a non-solid state?
Dr. Nayef Obaid adds: "To answer the main question, the book addresses the implications of regional and international developments on the GCC states and how the states are handling such implications. The book concludes with several recommendations regarding the strategies required to develop the instruments of power for the GCC states to be able to deter threats and overcome obstacles.