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Author Ahmadi, Kourosh.
Title Islands and international politics in the Persian Gulf : the Abu Musa and Tunbs in strategic perspective / Kourosh Ahmadi.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2008.

Author Ahmadi, Kourosh.
Series Durham modern Middle East and Islamic world series
Durham modern Middle East and Islamic world series.
Subject Persian Gulf Region -- Foreign relations.
Persian Gulf Region -- Strategic aspects.
Tunb Islands -- International status.
Abu Musa Island -- International status.
Iran -- Boundaries.
Description 1 online resource (x, 221 pages) : map.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pax Britannica in the Persian Gulf : the British rising star -- The Curzon strategy growing importance of the Persian Gulf and new challenges -- The restoration of the Persian Gulf autonomy and the issue of the three islands -- Transitional period : regional realignment -- Renewed Iraqi interest in the three islands -- Iraq's national and regional ambition -- The revival of Iraq's interest in the three islands -- confrontational phase : Iran's diplomatic overture and its fate -- Iran's efforts to normalize ties with the GCC -- Regional security arrangement.
Summary This book examines the history of international relations in the Gulf since the 1820s, focusing on the struggle for control over the islands of the Gulf€- an issue that remains highly contentious today pitting Iran against the Arab world.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780203928714 (electronic bk.)
0203928717 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 233039316
Additional Format Print version: Ahmadi, Kourosh. Islands and international politics in the Persian Gulf. New York : Routledge, 2008 9780415459334 0415459338 (DLC) 2007041775 (OCoLC)174040300

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