For twenty years, American policymakers and foreign-policy analysts have been concerned with how to maintain peace and enhance stability in the oil-rich Persian Gulf region. The objectives of U.S.
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Writing in Foreign Affairs in July 1971 on the eve of the British withdrawal from East of Suez, David Holden noted that "the Gulf must be regarded as on the brink of a period of upheaval greater than any
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