For GCC, Ukraine Points To Weak U.S.

  • Middle East Newsline
  • March 11, 2014
LONDON [MENL] -- The Gulf Cooperation Council has seen the U.S. handling of
Russia's invasion of Ukraine as evidence of President Barack Obama's
weakness, a leading analyst said.
Riad Kahwaji, chief executive officer of the Institute for Near East and
Gulf Military Analysis, asserted that the tepid U.S. response to the Russian
seizure of Ukraine's Crimea reinforced the GCC image of a declining America.
Kahwaji, regarded as close to the GCC leadership, said the crisis in Ukraine
lowered expectations of Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia on March 22.
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