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The Name Game: The Persian Gulf, Archaeologists, and the Politics of Arab-Iranian Relations

Kamyar Abdi

in Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226450582
eISBN:
9780226450643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450643.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter investigates the broader nationalist and political contexts within which names other than Persian Gulf have emerged in the past fifty years and explores the stances archaeologists ... More


Military and Diplomatic Success in the Persian Gulf War

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the Persian Gulf War, America sought to carefully construct a favorable strategic environment so that the war to oust Iraq from Kuwait would not expand to include Israel and the Arab states. To ... More


The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Steven Hurst

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines American policy toward Iraq between 1979 and 2009. In that period American policy evolved through a series of stages: Initially, the Iranian Revolution and fear of an Iranian ... More


The Persian Gulf War, 1990–1991

Steven Hurst

in The United States and Iraq since 1979: Hegemony, Oil and War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627677
eISBN:
9780748672103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627677.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

1989–1990 saw American efforts to co-opt Iraq reach a peak during the administration of George H.W. Bush. That strategy was abandoned, however, after Saddam Hussein, in a desperate bid to solve ... More


A Light Footprint in Bahrain

Geoffrey F. Gresh

in Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804794206
eISBN:
9780804795067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

After declaring independence in 1971, Bahrain signed a basing agreement with the United States, prompted by external security fears associated with Iran’s desire to annex the tiny island nation. But ... More


Peace Elusive

Hal Brands

in From Berlin to Baghdad: America's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124629
eISBN:
9780813134925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the new conflicts that arose following the end of the Cold War. It was noted that the end of the Cold War appeared to bring a peace dividend to the United States. However, ... More


“Protect Me”: The Nixon Doctrine in the Persian Gulf

Roham Alvandi

in Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199375691
eISBN:
9780199375721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375691.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Middle East History

This chapter traces the evolution of Iran from a client to a partner of the United States, from the announcement of the British withdrawal from the Persian Gulf in 1968 to the end of Nixon’s first ... More


Mass Media and Music in the Arab Persian Gulf

Michael Frishkopf

in Music and Media in the Arab World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162930
eISBN:
9781617970139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162930.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The advent of recording and broadcast technologies had a profound impact on music making in the Arab Persian Gulf. Unlike many other parts of the world, however, the arrival of mass-mediated music ... More


A Maritime Strategy of Primacy in the Persian Gulf

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

in The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the unilateral American strategy of primacy in the Strait of Hormuz that borders Iran. It begins with a vignette about sea-basing. It notes the historic justification for the ... More


Dilemmas and delay, 1968–70

Shohei Sato

in Britain and the Formation of the Gulf States: Embers of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099687
eISBN:
9781526109781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099687.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter, together with the next, examine the implementation of the British withdrawal, which in the end accompanied the emergence of the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar in international society. In ... More


Oil and International Security

Andrew T. Price-Smith

in Oil, Illiberalism, and War: An Analysis of Energy and US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029063
eISBN:
9780262327527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029063.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Price-Smith argues that US foreign energy policy frequently exhibits a fundamentally illiberal character, and this is particularly true of US military actions taken in the domain of energy. He ... More


Is Oil Worth Fighting For? Evidence from Three Cases

Christopher J. Fettweis

in Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014977
eISBN:
9780262295505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Oil is one of the non-renewable resources available on the planet, and its scarcity is inevitable if the supply does not meet the growing demand in the current scenario, and it may even lead to ... More


Social Mobility in Indian Ocean Slavery: The Strange Career of Sultan bin Aman

Abdul Sheriff

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 8 examines manumission documents created by British imperial authorities in the early twentieth century. It notes that in the Persian Gulf, slaves were freed under Islamic law or by British ... More


From Port Cities to Cities with Ports: Toward a Multiscalar History of Persian Gulf Urbanism in the Twentieth Century

Arang Keshavarzian

in Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499372
eISBN:
9780190638504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Persian Gulf has always been transnational or “glocal”, but the processes and mechanisms of transnationalization have changed in a way that has resulted in a morphological separation of ports ... More


Contemporary Port Cities in the Persian Gulf: Local Gateways and Global Networks

Mehran Kamrava

in Gateways to the World: Port Cities in the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499372
eISBN:
9780190638504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499372.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Certain Arab cities of the Persian Gulf have emerged as models to which the other cities of Middle East are aspiring. This chapter identifies three ideal types of port cities across the Persian Gulf, ... More


China and America in the Persian Gulf

John W. Garver

in China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190261054
eISBN:
9780190261085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261054.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Interactions with the United States in the Persian Gulf involved maintaining a positive macro-climate for China’s development drive. Beijing saw US policy in the Gulf as part of a drive for global ... More


The Persian Gulf and Afghanistan: Iran–Saudi Competition

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

in A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the security dynamic within the Persian Gulf, and the involvement of its constituent states – particularly Iran and Saudi Arabia – in Afghanistan. Following the 2003 US ... More


Oil and US Grand Strategy

Andrew T. Price-Smith

in Oil, Illiberalism, and War: An Analysis of Energy and US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029063
eISBN:
9780262327527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029063.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

US grand energy strategy has used regional allies to foster regional political climates favorable to the oil companies and to the US, often resulting in US support for despotic and illiberal regimes. ... More


Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Roham Alvandi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199375691
eISBN:
9780199375721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375691.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Middle East History

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the Cold War. In this book Roham Alvandi offers a revisionist account of the shah’s ... More


The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

Michael F. Cairo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136721
eISBN:
9780813141275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136721.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Despite the appearance of familiar faces in both Bush administrations, significant differences existed between the foreign policies of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. The Gulf refers to these ... More


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