Naming the Persian Gulf: The Roots of a Political Controversy

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Naming the Persian Gulf: The Roots of a Political Controversy

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Reference to either the "Persian Gulf" or the "Arabian Gulf" is a source of heavy controversy and tension between Iranians and Arabs, with diplomatic repercussions. The nomenclature is an important element of strategic uncertainty in the region.

Kourosh Ahmadi reviews the issue from an Iranian perspective and favours retaining "Persian Gulf" as the standard term. He presents a serious argument that considers cartographic and historical points of view and factors in geopolitical competition in the region and beyond since the 1950s as well as the rise of Gulf Arab state influence on academics, businesses and the media.

Kourosh Ahmadi has had a varied career. He is an Iranian diplomat with many years' experience working with international organisations, and a researcher working and publishing on the Persian Gulf.


Kourosh Ahmadi is an Iranian diplomat with over many years experience working in the region and with international organizations. He is also the author of Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulf.

ISBN: 9780863725456

ISBN-10: 9780863725456

Publisher: Ithaca Press

Publication Date: 11/20/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/20/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 234

Language: English

Categories

Political Science / World / Middle Eastern