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Gulf Concerns Mount as ISIL Advances in Iraq

The advances of Sunni militants in Iraq have re-ignited fears of instability spreading throughout the Middle East, with questions being raised as to how far the spillover from Syria’s civil war might extend. Iraq’s southern neighbors, the Arab Gulf states, are increasingly concerned over the direct threat posed by the militants, and also over the possible implications regional unrest could have to their power. In 2011, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) breathed a sigh of relief when its...

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