Defending The Fringe
Nato, The Mediterranean, And The Persian Gulf
Defending the Fringe assesses the importance of the southern flank of NATO to the Western Alliance. It discusses Western strategy toward the Persian Gulf and includes a brief historical sketch of U.S. regional security doctrines.
Table of Contents
Part1: NATO and the Mediterranean: Southern Flank Security and the Decline of Strategic Partnership 1. Beyond the Central Front 2. AFSOUTH Command Structure 3. The Mediterranean Theater: The Geostrategic Link 4. The Defense Situation in the Southern Region 5. Turkey's Critical Role 6. Greek-Turkish Frictions 7. Papandreou and Greek Participation in NATO 8. Spanish Entry into the Alliance Part 2: U.S. and Allied Security Policy in the Persian Gulf: Options and Dilemmas 9. After Afghanistan: A Reassessment of U.S. Interests in the Persian Gulf 10. From Truman to Nixon: Regional Doctrines in Historical Perspective 11. The Regional Security Landscape 12. Superpower Rivalry in the Persian Gulf 13. Conclusion
Jed C. Snyder