The Persian Gulf in the Coming Decade
Trends, Threats, and Opportunities
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This book summarizes likely challenges to U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf, identifies key uncertainties and trends, and assesses the implications of those trends for the United States. The authors examine shifting military balances and weaknesses, the threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD); social and economic trends in the region; potential regime changes; and the effects of the U.S. military presence in the region.
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