Israel and the Persian Gulf: Retrospect and Prospect

Israel and the Persian Gulf: Retrospect and Prospect

by Gawdat Bahgat
     
 

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Despite the volume of literature on the Persian Gulf and the Arab-Israeli conflict, few analysts have sought to establish the connection between the Gulf and the Levant. Bahgat argues that peace between the Arabs and the Israelis and stability in the Persian Gulf are intertwined, and as developments in one region are echoed in the other a detente between the Persian

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Despite the volume of literature on the Persian Gulf and the Arab-Israeli conflict, few analysts have sought to establish the connection between the Gulf and the Levant. Bahgat argues that peace between the Arabs and the Israelis and stability in the Persian Gulf are intertwined, and as developments in one region are echoed in the other a detente between the Persian Gulf states and Israel is essential to reach a lasting, comprehensive peace in the greater Middle East.

Bahgat examines major economic, political, and strategic interactions among Tehran, Baghdad, and Riyadh on one side and Tel Aviv on the other to provide tentative assessments of the incipient changes in regional relations in the aftermath of Saddam and Arafat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813030739
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Gawdat Bahgat is director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and author of American Oil Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea (UPF) and The Persian Gulf at the Dawn of the New Millennium.

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