The Gulf: Regional Rivalries & Regional Security


  1. Introduction

Askari, Hossein. "Catalogue of Persian Gulf Conflicts." In Conflicts in the Persian Gulf: Origins and Evolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

  1. Saudi-Iranian Competition

Gause, Gregory. Beyond Sectarianism: The New Middle East Cold War. Washington: The Brookings Institution, 2014.

Fuller, Graham. "The Arab Shi'a in the Sunni State." In The Arab Shi'a: The Forgotten Muslims. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

"Persians vs. Arabs: Same old sneers." The Economist, May 5, 2012. http://www.economist.com/node/21554238

Milani, Mohsen. "Iran and Saudi Arabia Square Off." Foreign Affairs, October 11, 2011.

Goodarzi, Jubin. "Iran and the Syrian and Iraqi Crises." The Wilson Center, November 2014.

Karami, Arash. "Ayatollah Khamenei urges Iran to prepare for new world order.'" Al-Monitor, September 5, 2014.

"Iran's foreign policy: A debate at home." The Economist. August 7, 2014. http://www.economist.com/blogs/pomegranate/2014/08/irans-foreign-policy

Rafizadeh, Majid. "Should the GCC still be concerned about Iran's regional ambitions?" Al Arabiya. April 18, 2014.

Friedman, Thomas. "A Pump War?" The New York Times, October 14, 2014. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/opinion/thomas-friedman-a-pump-war.html?_r=0

Al-Rashed, Bader. "Iran, Saudi Arabia jockey for power in Yemen." Al-Monitor, October 23, 2014.

  1. Intra-GCC Issues

Twinam, Joseph Wright. "The Creation." In Gulf Cooperation Council and the American Perspective. Washington: Middle East Policy Council, 1992.

Kholaif, Dahlia. "Will the GCC survive Qatar-Saudi rivalry?" Al Jazeera, March 18, 2014.

Ulrichsen, Kristian Coates. "Qatar and the Arab Spring: Policy Drivers and Regional Implications." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, September 24, 2014.  

Haykel, Bernard. "Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a Time of Revolution." Center for Strategic & International Studies, February 2013.

"Saudi Arabia, Kuwait shared zone tensions." Reuters, October 21, 2014.

Kirkpatrick, David. "Qatar's Support of Islamists Alienates Allies Near and Far." The New York Times, September 7, 2014.

Kirkpatrick, David. "3 Gulf Countries Pull Ambassadors From Qatar Over Its Support of Islamists." The New York Times, March 5, 2014.

"Qatar: Ambassadors to Return." The New York Times, November 17, 2014.

Bronner, Ethan and Michael Slackman. "Saudi Troops Enter Bahrain to Help Put Down Unrest." The New York Times, March 14, 2011.

"Oman uncovers 'spy network' but UAE denies any links." BBC News, January 31, 2011.

  1. Gulf Security

Hunter, Robert. "The Core Challenges for a New Security Structure." In Building Security in the Persian Gulf. Santa Monica: Rand Corporation, 2010.

Alterman, Jon B. "The Gulf Cooperation Council States." In Gulf Kaleidoscope: Reflections on the Iranian Challenge. Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2012.

"Hagel: US-Iran talks 'not at cost of Gulf security.'" Arab News, May 15, 2014.

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