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The Persian Gulf War
     

The Persian Gulf War

by Christopher Joyner
 

ISBN-10: 0313267103

ISBN-13: 9780313267109

Pub. Date: 08/21/1990

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Although the stability of the Persian Gulf region has been of rising importance since World War II, it was during the 1980s, when the Iran-Iraq War threatened to upset the balance of power in the region, that its importance became even more magnified. This collection of essays surveys the current state of that region, placing into clearer perspective the political,

Overview

Although the stability of the Persian Gulf region has been of rising importance since World War II, it was during the 1980s, when the Iran-Iraq War threatened to upset the balance of power in the region, that its importance became even more magnified. This collection of essays surveys the current state of that region, placing into clearer perspective the political, security, and diplomatic dimensions of the recently ended war. By reevaluating the political landscape of the Gulf, the book produces a gauge for better assessing those factors and forces that affected the conflict's outcome and that will continue to influence future political and security developments in the region.

The volume begins with an introduction by the editor that examines the geography of the Gulf and the primary geopolitical factors that influenced perceptions of the region during the war. The essays are then divided into two sections covering Strategic and Political Dimensions and Diplomatic and Legal Dimensions. Topics covered in the first section include the roots of the crisis, Soviet, Israeli and Arab Gulf states' interests in the conflict, U.S. policy in the region, and the role of U.S. military forces. Section two discusses the reflagging of Kuwaiti tankers, the United Nations' involvement, and the cease-fire negotiations. The book concludes with a selected bibliography and an index. This study will be an important resource for courses in political science, diplomacy, and Mid-East history, as well as a significant addition to both public and university libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313267109
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/21/1990
Series:
Contributions in Military Studies Series , #99
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Geography and Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf by Christopher C. Joyner

Strategic and Political Dimensions

The Roots of Crisis: Iraq and Iran by Edmund Ghareeb

Strategic and Political Objectives in the Gulf War: Iran's View by Eric Hooglund

The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Iraq by Phebe Marr

Israel and the Iran-Iraq War by Bernard Reich

The Gulf Cooperation Council and the Gulf War by Joseph A. Kechichian

U.S. Policy and the Gulf War: A Question of Means by Thomas L. McNaughter

The Role of the U.S. Military Force in the Gulf War by Maxwell Orme Johnson

Moscow and the Gulf War by Mark N. Katz

Diplomatic and Legal Dimensions

Choice and Duty in Foreign Affairs: The Reflagging of the Kuwaiti Tankers by David D. Caron

The Law of Maritime Warfare and Neutrality in the Gulf War by Boleslaw Adam Boczek

The Role of the United Nations in the Iran-Iraq War by Anthony Clark Arend

Iran, Iraq, and the Cease-Fire Negotiations: Contemporary Legal Issues by Charles G. MacDonald

Peace and Security in the Persian Gulf: A Proposal by R. K. Ramazani

Selected Bibliography by Bryan R. Daves

Index

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