Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf: Power Politics in Transition

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Authors

Faisal bin Salman al-Saud

Year 2004
Pages 200
Publisher I.B.Tauris
Language en
ISBN 9781860648816
File Size 863.97 KB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

Great Britain’s decision in 1968 to withdraw its forces from the Gulf by 1971 was a turning point in the modern history of the Middle East. The lengthy British imperial presence had guaranteed a prolonged stability for the Gulf unmatched elsewhere in the region. This book examines how, in the context of interplay between its ambitions and the regional and international environment, Iran influenced efforts to reorder the Gulf’s political landscape. Its central argument is that a better understanding of the new Gulf order can be achieved by emphasizing local concerns and the degree to which regional powers influenced the policy of external powers in those formative years