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The Red Sea
Prospects for Stability

Edited By

Abdel Majid Farid

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ISBN 9781032246703
January 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
187 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1984, The Red Sea shines light on one of the world’s most important strategic waterways: Red Sea. A large proportion of Europe’s energy requirements are transported through the Red Sea, and provides a vital navigation for western military transport. It is also at the heart of an area of volatile regional conflict. This book reviews the economic, political and strategic prospects for the Red Sea and the countries which adjoin it. There is also discussion of the wider international implications of conflict in the Red Sea, in particular the strategic concerns of the United States and the erstwhile USSR. This book will be of interest to students of history, geography and international relations.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures List of Abbreviations List of Contributors Preface Abdel Majid Farid 1. Red Sea Resources Zaki Mustafa 2. Trade and Shipping in the Red Sea Region J.M. Doviak and Gary Gimson 3. Saudi Development Plans in the Red Sea Region Prince Abdullah al-Faisal al-Turki al-Saud 4. Potential Legal Problems in the Red Sea Geoffrey Marston 5. Local Conflicts in the Red Sea and their Implications over the Last Two Decades Hassan el-Badri 6. The Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf: Strategic and Economical Links (1) Gerald Blake 7. The Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf: Strategic and Economical Links (2) Hassan el-Bazzaz 8. Straits and Strategic Waterways in the Red Sea Louis Fitzgibbon 9. The Strategic Importance of the Red Sea: A View from Washington Michael Sterner 10. The USSR and the Red Sea: Moscow’s ‘Panama Canal’ Fred Halliday 11. Egyptian Policy in the Red Sea, 1952-1982 Amin Hewidi 12. Israeli Policy in the Red Sea Noah Lucas Conclusion The Arab Research Centre Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Index

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