The International Politics of the Persian Gulf: A Cultural Genealogy

1st Edition

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

Published April 16, 2009
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9780415549899 - CAT# Y102998
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

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Adib-Moghaddam examines the causes and consequences of conflict in one of the most important regions of the world. Bridging the gap between critical theories of international relations and the empirical study of the Gulf area, this book expands on the many ideologies, cultural inventions and ideational constructs that have affected relations in the past three decades.

Key issues explored include:

  • the rise and fall of Arab and Persian nationalism 
  • the international repercussions of the Islamic revolution in Iran
  • the events surrounding the three Gulf Wars
  • the 'mindset' of terrorist networks such as al-Qaeda
  • why US neo-conservatism is threatening regional order.

Provocatively written, persuasively researched and conclusively argued, The International Politics of the Persian Gulf presents the first comprehensive analysis of international relations in the Gulf from an explicitly multidisciplinary perspective.


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