Gulf Security in the Twenty-first Century

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Christian Koch, David E. Long
I.B.Tauris, Apr 26, 2002 - History - 344 pages
The nexus, between regional instability and the preservation of global security is nowhere more tenuous than in the Gulf. Gulf Security in the Twenty-First Century brings together some of the foremost area experts to explore the most pressing issues, including military threats to the region, obstacles to economic development and socio-economic harmonization, and challenges to political stability. In particular, the work examines Iran's often enigmatic foreign policy vis-à-vis its Gulf neighbors, Iraq's resurgent military threat, choices and constraints confronting US Middle East policy, and Europe's inability to identify and pursue a united policy to safeguard its economic interests in the area.
 

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Contents

Iran and Gulf Security
15
A Competitive Business
75
The Collapse of the Soviet Union and Gulf Security
90
Revolutionary Islamism and Gulf Security in the Twenty
121
Economics and Security in the Gulf
189
Social Transformation Changing Expectations and Gulf
208
Population Growth the Labor Market and Gulf Security
226
Health Education Gender and the Security of the Gulf
265
Contributors
281
Bibliography
312
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About the author (2002)

Christian Koch is based in Abu Dhabi and is an independent research institution dedicated to the promotion of professional research and education excellence in the United Arab Emirates.

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