The arms trade, military services and the security market in the gulf states

Trends and Implications

Editeur(s) : Des Roches David B, Thafer Dania

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The Gulf is in the first rank of potential global flashpoints. It is the largest market for weapons

imports in the world, and is considered to be a vital interest of all the great powers. Iran is

viewed as an expansionist threat by the Arab states of the Gulf, who have built considerable

militaries in a historically short timeframe.

Security in the Gulf, however, is a complicated matter. The Arab states of the Gulf have

pursued different defense policies as well as different ways of building up their forces. In some

instances, the establishment of a strong military is not just a way to ensure security, but also a

way to build a national identity. In other cases, great powers (such as the United States) seek

to promote cooperation between the Arab Gulf militaries as an interim step to promote

political reform and integration.

The essays in this volume examine a broad range of issues in Gulf security. Security is a

complex and subjective matter – the various perspectives in this volume combine to form a

holistic view of a challenging and evolving topic.

    Collection : Gulf Research Center Book Series

  • Année de publication 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-959-94016-0
  • Support Livre relié
  • Format 16,5 x 24
  • Numéro dans la collection 20
  • Nombre de pages 190

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