Accession Number : ADA194463

Title :   The Persian Gulf Balance of Power and United States Foreign Policy Response.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Allen, Craig R

PDF Url : ADA194463

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The Persian Gulf Region is examined to identify the balance of power, factors affecting its stability are the Iran-Iraq War and the area's oil resources. The US interests in the Persian Gulf are to ensure the West's access to the region's oil, limit and reduce Soviet influence in the area, and promote stability in the region. US foreign policy is outlined and analyzed, with recommendations provided to enhance its effectiveness in the region.

Descriptors :   *BALANCE OF POWER, *FOREIGN POLICY, *PERSIAN GULF, IRAN, IRAQ, OILS, RESOURCES, USSR, WARFARE, MIDDLE EAST, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE