Examines the strategic affairs of the Persian Gulf since the Gulf War of 1991. The authors believe that the arms race in the Persian Gulf should be controlled, but maintain that it is likely to continue. They also argue that the US should not adopt a policy of isolating or ignoring Iraq. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Houndmills, England : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Book — xiii, 243 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Introduction-- M.E.Ahrari -
PART 1: CONTEMPORARY DYNAMICS OF 'OLD' CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST - The Peace Process and Its Critics: Post-Cold War Perspectives-- M.E.Ahrari - Kurdish Conflict in Regional Perspective-- N.Entessar -
PART 2: NEW DIMENSIONS OF HISTORICAL CONFLICTS - Iran, the Gulf, and the Post-Cold War Order-- M.E.Ahrari, B.Starkey & N.Entessar - Islam as a Source of Continuity and Change in the Middle East-- M.E.Ahrari - Assessing Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East-- J.H.Noyes -
PART 3: STABILITY OR INSTABILITY - Post-Cold War Security in the GCC Region: Continuity and Change in the 1990s-- B.Starkey - Change and Continuity of the Middle East Arms Race-- A.Karp - Weapons Acquisition and Arms Racing in the Middle East-- R.Picquet - Conclusion: Change, Continuity and Prospects for Peace-- M.E.Ahrari - Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
How will the growing Islamic resurgence affect the political stability of the Middle East? What are the prospects for democracy in the area? How will the continued Iranian-Saudi and Israeli-Syrian rivalries affect political stability in that area? What are the prospects for the deceleration of the arms race? Are the Kurds likely to enjoy continued autonomy in Iraq? These questions are answered in this study. . (source: Nielsen Book Data)