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Middle East

Danilo Mandić

in Gangsters and Other Statesmen: Mafias, Separatists, and Torn States in a Globalized World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691187884
eISBN:
9780691200057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691187884.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter surveys four torn states in the Middle East. Turkey and its Kurdish separatist movement regularly accuse each other of mobilizing organized crime to brutalize the other. Both are ... More


Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Dilip Hiro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

For four decades Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have vied for influence in the Muslim world. At the heart of this ongoing Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran lie the Sunni-Shia divide, ... More


The Persian Gulf Security Architecture

Mehran Kamrava

in Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720352
eISBN:
9781501720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720352.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Persian Gulf’s security architecture is inherently unstable and insecure due to four primary reasons. First, America’s heavy-handed presence in and “footprints” across the region are a source of ... More


Yemen

Ibrahim Fraihat

in Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300215632
eISBN:
9780300220957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215632.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 2 describes the issues Yemen’s transition is facing. It recounts the 2011 uprising and Saleh’s eventual abdication after 33 years in power as part of a Gulf Cooperation Council-backed ... More


Military Performance: Training, Deployments, and the War in Yemen

Zoltan Barany

in Armies of Arabia: Military Politics and Effectiveness in the Gulf

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190866204
eISBN:
9780197605554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190866204.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

In Chapter 6 the various strands of the study come together as the actual performance of the Gulf armies is appraised. Given the limited involvement of GCC countries in military operations, the ... More


Epilogue

Afshon Ostovar

in Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199387892
eISBN:
9780190491727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387892.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

The Russian military intervention in the Syrian civil war changed the strategic landscape of that conflict. Iran’s pro-Assad position as emboldened by Russia’s support, and the IRGC’s role in the war ... More


Multi-front Cold War between Riyadh and Tehran

Dilip Hiro

in Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Struggle for Supremacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190944650
eISBN:
9780190055905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944650.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

When rebel Houthis, followers of Zaidi Shia code, captured Sanaa in September 2014, and expelled Yemen’s Sunni President Abd Rabbu al Hadi, alarm bells rang in Riyadh. Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad ... More


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