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The Persian Gulf States: Post-War Issues for U.S. Policy, 2003

By Katzman, Kenneth

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Title: The Persian Gulf States: Post-War Issues for U.S. Policy, 2003  
Author: Katzman, Kenneth
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Katzman, K. (n.d.). The Persian Gulf States: Post-War Issues for U.S. Policy, 2003. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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Excerpt: The Persian Gulf region is rich in oil and gas resources but has a history of armed conflict and major threats to U.S. national security. The region has seen three major wars in the past two decades: the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), the Persian Gulf war (1991), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003). This report, which will be revised periodically, discusses U.S. efforts to manage remaining Gulf security interests as well the new challenges highlighted by the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and to adapt to the aftermath of the U.S.-led offensive to change Iraq’s regime (Operation Iraqi Freedom). The report is derived from a wide range of sources, including press reports, unclassified U.S. government documents...

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Contents Past Conflicts and Threat Perceptions in the Gulf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Regime Change in Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Bush Administration Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Iran: Continued Concerns in the Post-War Gulf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 The Bush Administration, the September 11 Attacks, and Iran . . . . . . . 7 The Persian GulfMonarchies: CopingWith Internal and External Threats . . . . . 8 Domestic Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Leadership Transition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Political Liberalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Economic Reform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Gulf Foreign Policy and Defense Cooperation with the United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Arab-Israeli Dispute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Policy Toward Iraq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 War on Terrorism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Defense Agreements and U.S. Forces in the Gulf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 U.S. Arms Sales and SecurityAssistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Excess Defense Articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Foreign Military Sales, FMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Joint Security/ “Cooperative Defense Initiative” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

 

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