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Regional and International Powers in the Gulf Security

Book

Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
    Pages 1-23
  3. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
    Pages 25-54
  4. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
    Pages 55-97
  5. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
    Pages 133-170
  6. Alaa Al-Din Arafat
    Pages 199-238
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-275

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the threats and challenges facing the Persian Gulf and the future security in the region, providing an overview of the major regional and extra-regional actors in Gulf security. It argues that except for Iran, no regional or extra-regional actors, including the United States, China, India and Russia, have developed a strategy for Persian Gulf security, and only Turkey has expressed a willingness to provide security for the region. Importantly, the major threats to Persian Gulf security are nonconventional, rather than external, threats to Iranian hegemony or the balance of power. In conclusion, it predicts that the power struggle in the Persian Gulf in the coming decades will be between Iran and Turkey, and not between Iran and Saudi Arabia. This book is of interest to diplomats, journalists, international affairs specialists, strategists and scholars of Gulf politics and security and defence studies.

Alaa Al-Din Arafat formerly taught in the National Security and Defence Studies programme at Oman National Defence College and Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He was a professor of Middle East Studies at the French University in Egypt and an Associate Researcher at London University, SOAS, UK. He is the author of The Mubarak Leadership and Future in Democracy in Egypt (New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2009), Egypt in Crisis: The Fall of Islamism and Prospects of Democratization (2018), and The Rise of Islamism in Egypt (2017).

Keywords

Gulf Politics Security Middle East United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Gulf Security

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman

About the authors

Alaa Al-Din Arafat formerly taught in the National Security and Defence Studies programme at Oman National Defence College and Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. He was a professor of Middle East Studies at the French University in Egypt and an Associate Researcher at London University, SOAS, UK. He is the author of The Mubarak Leadership and Future in Democracy in Egypt (New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2009), Egypt in Crisis: The Fall of Islamism and Prospects of Democratization (2018), and The Rise of Islamism in Egypt (2017).

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