The authors would like to thank Kimberly Goddes and Kiyalan Batman- glidj for their research and editing help in writing this series, and Thomas Seidenstein and David Hayward for helping to edit each volume.
Many US and international analysts and agencies played a role in commenting on drafts of the manuscript, so did experts in each Southern Gulf country. The authors cannot acknowledge these contributions by name or agency but they are deeply grateful. The authors would also like to thank their colleagues at the CSIS who reviewed various manuscripts and commented on the analysis. These colleagues include Richard Fairbanks and Arnaud de Borchgrave, and the Co-Director of the Middle East Program, Judith Kipper.