Noyes var Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern, African and South Asian Affairs fra 1970 til 1976. Forord af William J. Porter, tidligere Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs og tidligere ambassadør i Saudi Arabien og Algeriet.
Offering a perspective on the dynamics of post-Khomeini foreign policy in Iran, this work seeks to identify the sources, tensions and dilemmas of restructuring policy in the post-Cold War era. Special attention is given to Iran's Persian Gulf policy and to Iran's new Central Asia/Caucasus policy.
This book examines Iran’s policy in the Persian Gulf from 1968 to 1975 after the British military withdrawal from the region in 1971. It deals in detail with the questions of Bahrain and the Shatt-al Arab and examines the relationship of Britain’s ‘East of Suez Policy’ (1968-1971) to the politics of the region, and, especially, the role of Iran. Britain’s military pullout from the Persian Gulf influenced Iran’s determination to build a credible deterrent to replace the “power vacuum” without the intervention of foreign powers. The main factors which influenced Iran’s policy in the region were the Iranian oil industry, Persian Gulf security, Iran’s military preparedness and arms build-up.
An extensive examination of post-war U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf and around the world by the U.S. House of Rep's. in a series of hearings. Covers: political issues; Iran, Israel, and Turkey; and Soviet policy in the Middle East. Witnesses from: the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Harvard Univ., Cornell Univ., Bookings Institution, Georgetown Univ., Rand Corp., Hebrew Univ. in Israel and more. Extensive appendices.
The Persian Gulf, important because of its vast energy resources, emerged into the limelight of geopolitics at the time of the British Labour government’s policy of withdrawal from East of Suez in 1968. Before 1968 it had been recognised that the Gulf lay in the legitimate sphere of influence of Britain, while the United States exerted its influence in the two pivotal littoral states of Iran and Saudi Arabia. The Soviets had been gaining influence in Iraq ever since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958 and the Chinese were also fishing for influence by their support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Arabian Gulf. This book examines the political axes of the various super-powers with Iran and the Persian Gulf and discusses the implications of these problems for the issue of security in the region.