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The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Abstract

The contradictory trends of the ‘post-Arab Spring’ landscape form both the backdrop to, and the focus of, this volume on the changing security dynamics of the Persian Gulf, defined as the six GCC states plus Iraq and Iran. The political and economic upheaval triggered by the uprisings of 2011, and the rapid emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in 2014, have underscored the vulnerability of regional states to an intersection of domestic pressures and external shocks. The initial phase of the uprisings has given way to a series of messy and uncertain transitions that have left societ ... More

Keywords: Persian Gulf, Middle East, Arab Spring, Security, Islamic State, Gulf Cooperation Council

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190877385
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190877385.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, editor
Rice University