Bahrain, Dec. 15, 2020: Capt. Michael Brasseur, right, deputy commander of Commander, Task force (CTF) 55, speaks with Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite, center, during his visit with personnel on board U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch)
Gulf security: It’s not all bad news

American withdrawal, coupled with the need to diversify Gulf state economies away from oil, is driving efforts to dial down regional tensions.

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