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Unilateral approach to collective defence

14th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Efforts among the countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to form a collective capability in defending against missile attack from potential regional adversaries are making little progress as bilateral relationships form the cornerstones for missile defence.

As Iran begins to gain access to wider international markets as sanctions are lifted following the landmark nuclear deal agreed with the so-called P5+1 group in 2015, the topic of defending the GCC against missile attack has once more come to the fore. Although much of its missile armoury is dated efforts are being made to create capable solid fuel ballistic

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