Regional powers adjust defence plans in face of Iranian drone and missile threats

Issue 1121 - 04 Mar 2021

This issue leads with a story regarding the United States and its gulf allies making rapid changes to their defence planning to deal with the threat from Iranian-designed cruise missiles and ‘suicide’ drones, which could become even more potent as Iran and its proxies develop longer-range systems. 

This article includes a graphic which outlines budget spending across the Gulf. Download the graphic here.

There is also a story analysing the Kuwaiti government and ruling family's struggle with the parallel challenges of a restive parliament and low oil revenues.

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