Power-Play in the Gulf

  • Nadia El-Sayed El-Shazly

Abstract

The Tanker War was the most crucial phase of the Iran-Iraq War. In its evolution over four years, it involved native and alien naval and air fleets alike. In order to fully explain the strategy and its scope, some extensive description is necessary here. It is also essential to recognize Iraq’s geostrategic and geopolitical vulnerabilities to understand the conditions that drove Iraq’s leadership to introduce the new tactic.

Keywords

Indian Ocean Saudi Arabia Suez Canal Gulf State Gulf Area 
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© Nadia El-Sayed El-Shazly 1998

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