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The Belligerents

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/9781501720352.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the foreign policies of six key actors in the Persian Gulf in light of middle power rivalries and sectarian tensions. The actors include Iran and Saudi Arabia, which the chapter ... More


Status and Intervention in Syria, 2011–2015

Courtney J. Fung

in China and Intervention at the UN Security Council: Reconciling Status

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842743
eISBN:
9780191878671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842743.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 analyzes China’s decision to halt intervention into the Syria crisis, issuing repeated vetoes instead in 2011, twice in 2012, and again in 2014 against the P3 advocated intervention calling ... More


Facing Unsustainability: The Challenges of Climate Change

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter turns to the issues of climate change and environmental unsustainability. After an introduction to the international politics of climate change, it explains the two dimensions of ... More


The Intractable Security Dilemma

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/9781501720352.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

A number of developments have combined to make the Persian Gulf’s security dilemma intractable and self-sustaining. These have been both structural—a product of the larger geostrategic environment ... More


The Securitization of Oil and its Ramifications in the Gulf Cooperation Council States

Jill Crystal

in Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the political construction of a new understanding of how natural resources and security are linked in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The chapter begins with the role ... More


The Persian Gulf Monarchies and the Arab Spring

Russell E. Lucas

in Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199384419
eISBN:
9780190235666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384419.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that in each of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, the ruling bargain has evolved but has not radically changed since the Arab Spring. It analyzes why GCC countries ... More


The Gulf Monarchies and Natural Unsustainability

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines why and how Gulf monarchies have become “naturally unsustainable”. It tracks the increasing unsustainabilities that are being created through the interactions of the Gulf ... More


Introduction—Gulf National Security and the Politics of Basing

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/9780804794206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter provides a theoretical and strategic overview of the U.S. military basing presence in the Gulf from the Second World War to the present. It lays a framework for examining the history of ... More


Conclusion—The GCC Today and Lessons Learned for the U.S. Military

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/9780804794206.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The conclusion assesses the current and future U.S. military Gulf presence following its Saudi departure, as well as the present challenges ushered in by regional violence since 2011. The U.S. ... More


The Rise of ISIS: Iraq and Persian Gulf Security

Nussaibah Younis

in The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines the collective action dilemma at the heart of GCC states’ security policies in chapter seven in view of the startling eruption of ISIS as a regional security threat. Nussaibah ... More


Status and Intervention in Libya, 2011–2012

Courtney J. Fung

in China and Intervention at the UN Security Council: Reconciling Status

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198842743
eISBN:
9780191878671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842743.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 analyzes China’s response to the 2011 Libya crisis. In the space of three weeks, China would vote on two landmark resolutions at the UN Security Council: a yes vote for a unanimous referral ... More


The Emerging Domestic Energy Insecurity

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of the energy dimension of “natural unsustainability”. It covers the broadening scope of energy security-related challenges of the six Gulf Cooperation ... More


The Counterrevolutionary Year: The Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Osamah Khalil

in American Studies Encounters the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628844
eISBN:
9781469628868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628844.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines Washington’s response to the Arab revolutions. It demonstrates that the Obama administration sought to contain and undermine the 2011-2012 Arab revolutions either directly or ... More


Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf

Mehran Kamrava

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720352
eISBN:
9781501720369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book examines the causes and consequences of each of those dynamics, both individually and collectively, that have made this small waterway and its surrounding areas one of the most volatile and ... More


The GCC States in the International Climate Regime

Mari Luomi

in The Gulf Monarchies and Climate Change: Abu Dhabi and Qatar in an Era of Natural Unsustainability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199387526
eISBN:
9780190214142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387526.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This Chapter examines the Gulf Cooperation Council states in the international climate regime (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC), with a special emphasis on the evolution ... More


The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Raphael Espinoza, Ghada Fayad, and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683796
eISBN:
9780191763373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683796.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The GCC countries have thus far managed to leverage their large natural resource wealth to achieve economic prosperity and finance social advances, and have also emerged as important sources of funds ... More


Middle East Country Migration Policies

Binod Khadria

in Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes immigration policies in the Middle East region. The Middle East is the world’s third most important migration hub, after Europe and the United States. It draws two-thirds of ... More


Gulf Youth and the Labor Market

Paul Dyer and Samer Kherfi

in Young Generation Awakening: Economics, Society, and Policy on the Eve of the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190224615
eISBN:
9780190224622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224615.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

AMONG THE WORLD’S largest producers of oil and natural gas, the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE—have experienced rapid economic ... More


Introductory Chapter

Raphael Espinoza, Ghada Fayad, and Ananthakrishnan Prasad

in The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683796
eISBN:
9780191763373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683796.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have gone through considerable changes in the last decade. With the increasing sophistication of their market economies and the growing global ... More


Burning Somalia’s Future: The Illegal Charcoal Trade Between the Horn of Africa and the Gulf

Ilya Gridneff

in Environmental Politics in the Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916688
eISBN:
9780190942984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916688.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter argues that the charcoal trade exposes Somalia’s political economy as a driver of persistent conflict fueled by competing local, regional, and international interests. Of particular note ... More


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