The United States and the Gulf: Shifting Pressures, Strategies and Alignments

Edited by: Steven W. Hook and Tim Niblock
Publisher: Gerlach Press
Published year: 2015
GRM year: 2014

Security issues in the Gulf region have been of critical importance to global stability over a prolonged period. Seldom, however, have they reached as critical a turning-point as they have now. Three factors account for their current salience. First, shifts in the demand for Gulf oil have transformed the Gulf ’s economic relationships with outside countries. Rapidly increasing demand from Asian countries (especially China and India), declining demand from the United States and a static level of demand from the European Union, have propelled China and India into the positions of the Gulf ’s first and third largest trading partners.

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