Central Asia: The Gulf's Turbulent Neighbour

Issue 505 - 27 Feb 1995
The foreign policy concerns and security worries of the Gulf states tend to centre round narrow issues of immediate significance. The potential for Iraqi military resurgence, the dangers of a revival of Iranian IsIamist militancy and border clashes in the Arabian Peninsula dominate the agendas of the region's foreign ministries and military establishments. The Gulf is however part of a wider regional international system, events in which impact strongly if more indirectly on the Gulf states.

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