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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? Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States (17). London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors
Divisions: Middle East Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H0 - General
Sets: Research centres and groups > Middle East Centre
Collections > Kuwait Programme
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 14:40
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2021 23:07

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