Glossary Terms

GCC Railway Project

As part of the interest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Gulf Rail Project, specialized international companies with long standing experience in the railway field have been assigned to conduct numerous studies on the project. A financial and technical committee was formed to complete the detailed studies of the project and offered it for implementation by the GCC countries.

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care.

Geneva II – Middle East Peace Conference

The Geneva II Middle East peace conference (or Geneva II) is a proposed UN backed international conference to take place in Geneva with the aim to end the Syrian civil war by bringing together the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition to discuss a transitional government for Syria with full executive powers.

Global Competitiveness Forum

The Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF), the only event of its kind, is an annual meeting of global business leaders, international political leaders, and selected intellectuals and journalists brought together to create a dialogue with respect to the positive impact organizational and national competitiveness can have on local, regional and global economic and social development.

Global Counterterrorism Forum

The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) was created in 2011 to strengthen the international civilian architecture for addressing 21st century terrorism. Its primary objectives are to counter violent extremism and strengthen criminal justice and other rule of law institutions that deal with terrorism and related security challenges. By sharing expertise, identifying urgent needs, devising innovative solutions, and mobilizing resources, the GCTF is diminishing terrorist recruitment and increasing countries’ capabilities for dealing with terrorist threats within their borders and regions.

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. The GCC was established in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, in May 1981.

Gulf Research Center

The Gulf Research Center is a think tank that leads research into: Economics, Energy, Politics, International Relations, Defense and Security, Environment and Science & Technology.

Gulf War

On July 17, 1990, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein accused Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates of flooding the world oil market. Specifically, he accused Kuwait for stealing oil from a disputed supply, the Rumaila oil field which ran beneath both countries, and thus waging “economic war” against Iraq. On August 2, 1990, Iraqi military forces […]