This volume follows on from a number of projects completed by the institute over the past three years within the framework of its activities covering international security in the Persian Gulf. The essays by Abdullah and Khader analyse in detail the financial relations between the EU and countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) against the backdrop of globalisation and security relations between the two areas. Both essays underline the weakness of EU-GCC economic and financial relations. The two essays by Aliboni analyse the state of security in the region in the light of the interests of the West and from a European and American perspective. These two essays on security highlight the difficulties created in the region by the Bush administration but also the EU's weak foreign and security policy.
1. La cooperazione Ccg-Ue nel contesto della globalizzazione e dello sviluppo regionale, Abdullah Baabood
2. Le relazioni Ue-Ccg: un breve bilancio degli ultimi venticinque anni (1981-2006), Bichara Khader
3. Dopo l'Iraq: stabilità e cooperazione nel Golfo, Roberto Aliboni
4. Europa e Stati Uniti di fronte al Grande Medio Oriente: differenze e analogie strategiche, Roberto Aliboni