Great Power Interests and Conflicting Objectives in the Mediterranean-Middle East-Persian Gulf Region.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST ARLINGTON VA STRATEGIC STUDIES CENTER
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The study examines the Mediterranean-Middle East-Persian Gulf region in the context of the conflict of the interests and objectives of the great powers. Key issues addressed include 1 the competition for regional influence between the United States and the Soviet Union, 2 the Arab-Israeli problem, 3 the Middle East oil problem, and 4 the regional instabilities and tensions and their effects on U.S. relations with the Middle East nations. The study concludes with the presentation of U.S. policy options designed to cope with the threats to U.S. interests, in the time frame from the present to the mid-1980s.
- Government and Political Science