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The security of the Persian Gulf / edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi.

Publication:
London : Routledge, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (315 p.)
Series:
Routledge Library Editions: Iran
Routledge library editions. Iran ; v. 26
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Subjects:
Security, International -- Persian Gulf Region.
Persian Gulf Region -- Politics and government.
Persian Gulf Region -- Strategic aspects.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government's policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of Britain, while the United States exerted its influence in the two pivotal littoral states of Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Soviets had been gaining influence in Iraq ever since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958 and the Chinese were also fishing for influence by their support of the Popular Front fo
Contents:
Cover; The security of the persian gulf; Copyright; Contents; Figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Editor's preface; Maps; Introduction; 1. The Gulf Region in the Global Setting; 2. The Strategic Balance and the Control of the Persian Gulf; 3. The Soviet Union and the Persian Gulf; 4. The United States-Iranian Relationship 1948-1978: a Study in Reverse Influence; 5. Persian Gulf Nuclearisation: Prospects and Implications; 6. The Iranian Military: Political Symbolism Versus Mili-tary Usefulness Steven L. Canby; 7. Arms Transfers, Indigenous Defence Production and Dependency: the Case of Iran
8. Saudi Arabia and Iran: the Twin Pillars in Revolutionary Times9. The Persian Gulf in Regional and International Politics: the Arab Side of the Gulf; 10. Iraq: Emergent Gulf Power; 11. The Iranian Revolution: Triumph or Tragedy?; 12. Revolution and Energy Policy in Iran: International and Domestic Implications; Bibliography; Notes on Contributors; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
First published in 1981.
Contributor:
Amirsadeghi, Hossein.
ISBN:
1-280-67005-3
9786613646989
1-136-83455-9
0-203-83218-3
OCLC:
797919021
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203832189 doi