The Islamic Republic of Iran and the GCC States: Revolution to realpolitik?

Cronin, Stephanie and Masalha, Nur (2011) The Islamic Republic of Iran and the GCC States: Revolution to realpolitik? Discussion Paper. The Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States, London School of Economics, London.

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This paper looks at the current state of relations between Iran and the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and places these relations in their recent historical context, aiming to tease out their underlying dynamics and likely future evolution. In particular, the paper examines the impact of Iraq; the part played by the nuclear issue; the consequences of the developing broader regional rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia; the complications arising from the presence in certain of the GCC states of significant Shia communities; territorial disputes; and, finally, the role played by trade and finance in partially neutralizing these sources of conflict. [AUTHORS' ABSTRACT]

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: Full text available on open access.
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 327 International relations
900 History & geography > 956 History of the Middle East (Near East)
School/Department: School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Jonathan Lucas
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 13:41
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 13:50


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