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Debating US Military Strategy in the Persian Gulf: What is the Way Forward?

My latest article published in the academic journal RBPI (Revista Brasileira de Politica Internacional).

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Abstract:

Should the US strategy toward the Persian Gulf be one of offshore balancing or one of deep engagement?

The debate on US grand strategy lacks solid empirical ground. I address this issue by providing a study of the US role as the Gulf’s security provider. I investigate the extent to which distinct military strategies have affected the stability of the region.

My findings show no clear correlation between increased US military presence and a reduction in either the incidence or the intensity of regional armed conflict, possibly lending credibility to the arguments of the advocates of a strategy of offshore balancing.

Open access to the full article here

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