The International Relations of the Persian Gulf by F. Gregory Gause, IIIThe International Relations of the Persian Gulf by F. Gregory Gause, III

The International Relations of the Persian Gulf

byF. Gregory Gause, III

Paperback | December 21, 2009

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Gregory Gause's masterful book is the first to offer a comprehensive account of the international politics in the Persian Gulf across nearly four decades. The story begins in 1971 when Great Britain ended its protectorate relations with the smaller states of the lower Gulf. It traces developments in the region from the oil 'revolution' of 1973-74 through the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war and the Gulf war of 1990-91 to the toppling of Saddam Hussein in the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, bringing the story of Gulf regional politics up to 2008. The book highlights transnational identity issues, regime security and the politics of the world oil market, and charts the changing mix of interests and ambitions driving American policy. The author brings his experience as a scholar and commentator on the Gulf to this riveting account of one of the most politically volatile regions on earth.
Title:The International Relations of the Persian GulfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:265 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:December 21, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521137306

ISBN - 13:9780521137300


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understanding today in Iraq Extremely well written, detailed account of the states, the people, the politics and power players in the Persian Gulf. Reading this book will take away the apparent mystery of what you see and hear in the news.
Date published: 2014-10-13

Table of Contents

1. The Persian Gulf as a security region; 2. The emergence of the Gulf regional system, 1971-1978; 3. The Iranian revolution and the Iran-Iraq war; 4. The Gulf war and the 1990s; 5. 9/11, the Iraq war and the future of the Persian Gulf; 6. The Iraq war: American decision-making; 7. Conclusions: war and alliance in the Persian Gulf.

Editorial Reviews

"Finally a book on the recent crises of the Middle East that is neither sensationalist nor ideologically driven. Gause instead tries to inform and explain, placing events such as the Iranian revolution and Iraq's various wars in a regional security context. Foreign policy of the Gulf states is more about managing domestic vulnerabilities than rational pursuit of national interests. The reader gets just enough theory to challenge some conventional assumptions, and lots of strong narrative to make sense of the events being discussed. Teachers, students and general readers will welcome this excellent book." William B. Quandt, University of Virginia