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Volume :48 Issue : 4 2020      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Security Dynamics in the Gulf Region: The Balance of Power Versus the Balance of Threat

Auther : Ayman Saleh AL-Barasneh

Objective: This paper examines the nature of military and non-military challenges that had consequences for Gulf security via systematic analysis that combines theory and practice to outline a formula for understanding the factors that influence gulf security. The paper tackles multifaceted threats including: Iran's constant hegemony aspirations, uncertainty in Iraq, the war in Yemen, extremism and counterterrorism, and the influential effects of the Arab uprisings. The study looks also at the interaction between internal and external events and how it shapes the security posture. Methods: The realpolitik framework will be used along with descriptive analytical method to illustrate the evolving events and its effects on the gulf regional stability. Results: The gulf security was and remain to this day depends on the US role. Conclusion: The events of the Arab uprisings unveiled that the domestic challenges could play greater role in gulf stability than external challenges and the regional developments will impact gulf security. Keywords: Gulf Security, Security Paradigms, Threats, Balance of Power, Hegemony.

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