The Absence of Grand Strategy: The United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005

Title

The Absence of Grand Strategy: The United States in the Persian Gulf, 1972-2005

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Description

Analyzing the evolution of the United States' foreign policy in the Persian Gulf from 1972 to 2005, Yetiv offers a provocative and panoramic view of American strategies in a region critical to the functioning of the entire global economy. Ten cases―from the policies of the Nixon administration to George W. Bush's war in Iraq―reveal shifting, improvised, and reactive policies that were responses to unanticipated and unpredictable events and threats. In fact, the distinguishing feature of the U.S. experience in the Gulf has been the absence of grand strategy… [From Amazon.com]

ISBN

9780801887826

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Johns Hopkins University Press

City

Baltimore, Maryland

Keywords

Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), Persion Gulf War (1991), Iraq War (2003-2011), Foreign relations, Middle East, United States

Disciplines

American Politics | International Relations | Islamic World and Near East History | Military History | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | Political History | United States History