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Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf

Mehran Kamrava


This book examines the causes and consequences of each of those dynamics, both individually and collectively, that have made this small waterway and its surrounding areas one of the most volatile and tension-filled regions in the world. This pervasive insecurity, the book argues, is largely a product of four interrelated developments. The examination of these four central developments forms the central basis around which the book’s arguments are organized. Briefly, they include preoccupation with “conventional” security threats at the expense of pervasive, though largely intangible, non-conven ... More

Keywords: Persian Gulf, Security studies, Critical security, Foreign policy, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Gulf Cooperation Council, Middle East, international relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781501720352
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501720352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mehran Kamrava, author
Georgetown University