In 2011, the world observed a massive political uprising in the Middle East and North African (MENA) states. An invisible but constant competition between state and non-state actors was a major cause of that uprising. The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf is a fresh assessment of the Persian Gulf countries. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen illustrates a detailed overview of different state and non-state actors who had a particular role in the uprising. Combining contributions from a number of academicians, Ulrichsen unveils an end-to-end relation between political succession and state-business relations. The writers also discuss different critical issues from a regional perspective, including a plethora of case studies. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen shapes this book into eleven chapters in which the various contributors address the domestic and regional security of the gulf states, their economic and strategic emergence, state-business relations, the effects of ISIS, the role of Saudi Arabia, and the political and social transformations of different Persian Gulf countries.