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Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing

Geoffrey F. Gresh


This book provides an in-depth and engaging history of the U.S. military in the Gulf and how local and regional events, from tribal politics and rising terrorism threats to neighboring rivalries and warfare, have affected a U.S. regional basing presence from the Second World War to the present. Though the spread of regional violence since 2011 has triggered questions about the future of the U.S. military basing presence, base politics dynamics are nothing new for either the U.S. military or the respective Gulf Arab host monarchies. External and internal security dynamics are the main drivers i ... More

Keywords: Middle East, Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Iran, Base Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, Terrorism, Energy Security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804794206
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804794206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey F. Gresh, author
College of International Security Affairs