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Political Violence and Stability in the States of the Northern Persian Gulf
     

Political Violence and Stability in the States of the Northern Persian Gulf

by Daniel L. Byman, Jerrold D. Green
 

Political violence threatens the lives of U.S. soldiers and the stability of U.S. allies throughout the world. This report examines the threat of political violence in the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates and the best means of reducing that threat. It assesses sources of discontent, common reasons for anti-regime

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Political violence threatens the lives of U.S. soldiers and the stability of U.S. allies throughout the world. This report examines the threat of political violence in the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates and the best means of reducing that threat. It assesses sources of discontent, common reasons for anti-regime politicization, potential triggers of violence, and the influence of foreign powers. The report then describes the strategies that regimes in the area have used to interfere with political organization and to counter violence in general. The report concludes by noting implications of political violence for both the United States and its allies in the Gulf, and by assessing the impact of various measures that could reduce violence: enacting political and economic re forms in the Gulf; changing the U.S. presence in the region through new basing and operational approaches;

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833027269
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
08/09/1999
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.41(d)

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