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The Emergence of Iraq and the Competition to Control the Gulf, 1979–1991

Evan Braden Montgomery

in In the Hegemon's Shadow: Leading States and the Rise of Regional Powers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702341
eISBN:
9781501704017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702341.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the United States's response to the emergence of Iraq as a rising power and its policy toward Southwest Asia during the period 1979–1991. It discusses U.S. policy toward ... More


Anchoring the Seas of Southwest Asia

Geoffrey F. Gresh

in To Rule Eurasia's Waves: The New Great Power Competition at Sea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300234848
eISBN:
9780300256017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300234848.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter focuses on the nodal points that rest along the Indian Ocean's northwestern saltwater periphery to discuss the growing importance of what can be called the seas of Southwest Asia: the ... More


Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Guillermo Algaze

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The alluvial lowlands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in southern Mesopotamia are widely known as the “cradle of civilization”; owing to the scale of the processes of urbanization that took place ... More


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