A frosty relationship is tearing bond friendly nations in the Arabian Peninsula apart. The Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC; a political, economic and security alliance is facing a crisis of confidence, with treats of dissolution. Who stokes the fire is a rhetorical question that may not be answered in the near future. It is clear that a factionalised GCC is emerging and would not create a welcoming ambience for peace in the Middle East. The GCC is comprised of the monarchies of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, UAE, Kuwait and Oman.