The rapid economic growth of many Gulf Arab states has come with an increase of lifestyle-related diseases. This presents new challenges for health care systems, but Western models offer cautionary lessons that may help.
Feb 16, 2015
The Persian Gulf region — which includes Iran, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq — contains an estimated 50 percent of the world's oil reserves and thus plays a strategic geopolitical role. RAND has a strong presence in and focus on the region, with an office in Doha, focusing primarily on domestic and regional issues such as education and development and on assisting U.S. and allied military forces in the region.