Refining the U.S. Force Posture in the Gulf

In the series Refining the U.S. Force Posture in the Gulf, AGSIW helps frame the larger debate on U.S. defense posture in the Gulf and explores options for restructuring the United States’ policy goals and military presence in the region. Through written analysis and conversations with scholars, experts, and practitioners, the series explores new conceptual frameworks and searches for constructive ideas for a more realistic, effective, and pragmatic approach to reshaping the U.S. force posture in the region.

Blog Post content-type in which the post is published

The Debate Over the U.S. Military Role in the Gulf

Maximalist proposals calling for near-total withdrawal or expanding the U.S. military footprint are unrealistic. The task is to find effective ways of doing as much, or more, with less.

Turkey's Ties With Saudi Arabia and the UAE: Walking Back Ten Years of Tensions

The recent thaw in relations seems to be a positive step for these former regional adversaries toward deepening ties, but unresolved political conflicts may continue to fester.

Learn More

Support Us

Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

Learn More