Oil, Power and Politics: Conflict of Asian and African Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Publisher: Springer | ISBN: 0714629901 | edition 1975 | PDF | 210 pages | 11,5 mb
Until recent years the logic of grouping together in one book studies on the politics and conflicts of an area including both the Horn of Africa and the Arabian/Persian Gulf would have been. questioned by many. Among the poorest and climatically most difficult parts of the world, the Red Sea and the Gulf have served from the earliest times as a bridge between the Far East, the Mediterranean and Europe. But while notable as a bone of contention between the Great Powers, the region gained little in the past from its relative importance and the luxurious transit trade which went through it and which enriched and helped develop other lands. The endless conflicts between the largely poor and backward peoples of the Red Sea and Gulf littoral, mainly over the meagre resources of the region, were, in most cases, local in character and of little wider significance.