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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
Kubbig
 
First Name:
Bernd W.
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Power Struggle in the Gulf
 
Paper Proposal Text :
My paper “Power Struggle in the Gulf” examines the conflict situation in the region by focusing on the regional policies of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, often called ‘Hegemons of the Gulf’. It analyzes the foreign policy and military activities of each state, especially the shifts caused by a variety of factors, among them the less prominent role of the United States in the Middle East/Gulf The paper concludes that in reality each state falls short of being a real and truly successful hegemon. Therefore the paper recommends that the three states reduce their rivalries and instead look for the chances of a more cooperative policy in the region (by building better ties), be it with respect to political, energy/economic, or cultural matters.
 
 
 

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