U.S. economic and energy security interests in the Persian Gulf
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U.S. economic and energy security interests in the Persian Gulf hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization of the Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs, House of Representatives, One-hundredth Congress, second session, July 14, 1988. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Economic Stabilization.

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  • Persian Gulf Region -- Strategic aspects.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Persian Gulf Region.,
  • Persian Gulf Region -- Foreign relations -- United States.

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Other titlesUS economic and energy security interests in the Persian Gulf.
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Paginationiii, 82 p. ;
Number of Pages82
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Open LibraryOL17672873M

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The directive articulated U.S. interests in the region and the four principles that would guide U.S. policy during the crisis--including the "immediate, complete, and unconditional withdrawal of all Iraqi forces from Kuwait" and "a commitment to the security and stability of the Persian Gulf.". The U.S. military maintains a significant presence across the Arabian Peninsula but it must now confront a new and emerging dynamic as most Gulf Cooperation Council countries have begun to diversify their political, economic, and security partnerships with countries other than the United States―with many turning to ascending powers such as China, Russia, and India.5/5(1). Mutual strategic interests in the Middle East and Persian Gulf regions. Among the issues they addressed were economic interests in energy resources, security concerns, and . Iran and the United States are both interested in upholding the Persian Gulf’s maritime security, combating extremist groups, and ensuring the free flow of oil and energy; these areas of mutual.