Strategic Hedging in the Arab Peninsula The Politics of the Gulf-Asian Rapprochement
Strategic Hedging in the Arab Peninsula: The Politics of the Gulf-Asian Rapprochement offers a new perspective on the geopolitics of Gulf-Asian relations. Jean-Loup Samaan explores the dynamics underpinning the evolution of strategic partnerships between the Gulf States and Asian partners. He looks at how Gulf countries have pursued a diversification strategy in response to the risk of a potential retreat from the region on the part of traditional partners such as the US, and argues that, rather than being the result of a deliberate common policy on the part of the Gulf States, this trend derives from unilateral choices by Gulf leaders, best explained by the concept of ‘strategic hedging’.
- The End of the Post-Gulf War Order
- The Rise of the Gulf-Asian Common Strategic Interests
- The Politics of Gulf-Asian Security Cooperation
- The Fragile Decoupling of Regional Power Plays