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Revolutionary Iran and the United States: Low-intensity Conflict in the Persian Gulf

Revolutionary Iran and the United States: Low-intensity Conflict in the Persian Gulf

Joseph J. St. Marie, Shahdad Naghshpour
May 04, 2011

A unique and major contribution to the scholarly and policy debate on American foreign and economic policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. A volume that will be of interest to scholars and policy makers who struggle to understand the complex rivalry between these two nations and wish to...

Great Powers and Regional Orders: The United States and the Persian Gulf

Great Powers and Regional Orders: The United States and the Persian Gulf

Markus Kaim
August 22, 2008

Great Powers and Regional Orders explores the manifestations of US power in the Persian Gulf and the limits of American influence. Significantly, this volume explores both the impact of US domestic politics and the role played by the region itself in terms of regional policy, order and stability....

Fostering Fundamentalism: Terrorism, Democracy and American Engagement in Central Asia

Fostering Fundamentalism: Terrorism, Democracy and American Engagement in Central Asia

Matthew Crosston
August 28, 2006

Is the United States, in its fight against terror and pursuit of Osama Bin Laden, recklessly creating conditions in Central Asia to produce the next Bin Laden? Matthew Crosston studies this controversial argument in his political analysis of US foreign policy on Central Asia. He looks specifically...

US Foreign Policy and the Horn of Africa

US Foreign Policy and the Horn of Africa

Peter Woodward
January 10, 2006

Examining US involvement in the Horn of Africa, this volume addresses the relationship between the US and the Islamic movement in this region. Peter Woodward explores the interests of the United States in the region through two cases: Sudan and Somalia. He also discusses the effects of the...

US-Pakistan Relationship: Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

US-Pakistan Relationship: Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

A.Z. Hilali
July 28, 2005

Hilali provides an excellent study into the US-Pakistan partnership under the Reagan administration. The book explores the causes of Pakistan's involvement in the Afghanistan war and the United States' support to prevent Soviet adventurism. It shows that Pakistan was the principal channel through...

Uneasy Neighbors: India, Pakistan and US Foreign Policy

Uneasy Neighbors: India, Pakistan and US Foreign Policy

Kanishkan Sathasivam
May 19, 2005

This volume represents a comprehensive and detailed case study of the long-running conflict between India and Pakistan - primarily over the contested territory of Kashmir, and the involvement of the United States within that conflict. The book details the history of 'Partition', the critical event...

US Foreign Policy and the Persian Gulf: Safeguarding American Interests through Selective Multilateralism

US Foreign Policy and the Persian Gulf: Safeguarding American Interests through Selective Multilateralism

Robert J. Pauly, Jr
March 11, 2005

Robert J. Pauly, Jr examines the history of US foreign policy toward the Greater Middle East in general and focuses specifically on the fundamental economic, military and political causes of the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf crisis. He investigates to what extent these causes were internal and external in...

Strategic Preemption: US Foreign Policy and the Second Iraq War

Strategic Preemption: US Foreign Policy and the Second Iraq War

Robert J. Pauly
September 22, 2004

Placing the second US-Iraq conflict in the context of emerging trends in international relations, this exceptional, timely volume examines the broad framework of US policy toward Iraq under the administration of George W. Bush. The Second Iraq War marks the third time since 1991 that the United...

A Bitter Harvest: US Foreign Policy and Afghanistan

A Bitter Harvest: US Foreign Policy and Afghanistan

Tom Lansford
September 15, 2003

The 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States formed part of the larger legacy of American interaction in Afghanistan. From the end of World War II onward, American foreign policy had a significant impact on the conflicts that marked the twentieth century history of this troubled land. The role...

Balancing Act: US Foreign Policy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Balancing Act: US Foreign Policy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Vaughn P. Shannon
June 28, 2003

Vaughn P. Shannon argues that US foreign policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict has been determined at three levels of analysis: that of systemic strategic context, that of domestic politics, and that of individual decision-makers. In this book he explores the role of each level of influence, as...

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