To reassure the GCC states that the Iran nuclear deal will not jeopardize their security, the U.S. is seeking to enhance their collective missile defenses. Although past efforts have yielded minimal progress, several recent developments could increase the prospects of regional missile defense cooperation.
It has been a summer of diplomatic breakthroughs at the U.N. Two weeks ago, the Security Council endorsed the Iranian nuclear agreement. This weekend, diplomats signed off on the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite talk of the world being increasingly divided, diplomats can still cut major deals.