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Great Powers and Regional Orders

The United States and the Persian Gulf, 1st Edition

Edited by Markus Kaim


290 pages

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pub: 2008-08-22
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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. Well organized and logically structured, Markus Kaim and contributors have produced a new and unique contribution to the field that is applicable not only to US policy in the Persian Gulf but also to many other regional contexts. This will interest anyone working or researching within foreign policy, US and Middle Eastern politics.


'As the geopolitical situation in the Persian Gulf remains in flux, and different visions of regional order are traded by extra-regional and regional actors, this book analyses in a most interesting manner the interplay of Western and regional players, state and non-state actors, societal, economic, and ideological factors in shaping a new balance of power…' Volker Perthes, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Germany 'Students of the relationship between the US and the Persian Gulf will find this collection of essays to be an important addition to our understanding of this crucial area. Kaim and his colleagues employ a range of analytical approaches and determinants. These diverse approaches provide useful insights into the policy and influence of the United States and give us a valuable overview of the region. The work combines concepts and raises questions rarely linked in analyses of US policy.' Bernard Reich, George Washington University, USA '[It is] noteworthy that most of the contributions connect an academic approach with sober analyses and clear formulated policy proposals. This combination makes the book especially worthwhile.' '…Markus Kaim's edited book offers a well-reasoned analysis of a broad swathe of many aspects of the region's politics that impact on America directly or indirectly.' Political Studies Review

About the Editor

Dr Markus Kaim is Senior Fellow at German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany and Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Jena, Germany

About the Series

US Foreign Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World

US Foreign Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World
The proliferation of an anti-US ideology among radicalized Islamic groups has emerged as one of the most significant security concerns for the United States and contemporary global relations in the wake of the end of the Cold War. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 demonstrated the danger posed by Islamic extremists to US domestic and foreign interests. Through a wealth of case studies this new series examines the role that US foreign policy has played in exacerbating or ameliorating hostilities among and within Muslim nations as a means of exploring the rise in tension between some Islamic groups and the West. The series provides an interdisciplinary framework of analysis which, transcending traditional, narrow modes of inquiry, permits a comprehensive examination of US foreign policy in the context of the Islamic world.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General