Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effectuating a Cooperative Future Between Iran and the Arab States of the Persian Gulf
by Haghirian, Mehran, M.A., American University, 2017, 210; 10257078
Abstract (Summary)

There are multiple paths for constructive cooperation between Iran and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf that can reshape the current contentious relations. Because of numerous mutual concerns, shared historic, religious, and cultural ties, as well as the importance of trade, Iran and the neighboring Arab countries must surmount the costly, zero-sum political frictions of today and envision a cooperative future that ensures the peace and security of the Persian Gulf. This thesis aims to present viable pathways for constructive cooperation between Iran and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf through analysis of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy objectives and determinants, differentiating and analyzing identified grievances and positive factors in bilateral relations between Iran and the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the consequences of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the geopolitics of the region.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Spath, Andrew
Commitee: Nouraei-Simone, Fereshteh
School: American University
Department: School of International Service
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Middle Eastern Studies, International Relations
Keywords: Gulf Cooperation Council, Iran, Islam, Persian Gulf
Publication Number: 10257078
ISBN: 9781369787009
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