CIRS Book Talk: Troubled Waters | Mehran Kamrava

Wed Sep 19, 2018
Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, delivered a CIRS talk to discuss the findings of his most recent book, Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf (Cornell University Press, 2018), on September 12, 2018. Troubled Waters looks at four dynamics in the Persian Gulf that have contributed to making the region one of the most volatile and tension-filled spots in the world. Mehran Kamrava identifies the four dynamics as: the neglect of human dimensions of security; the inherent instability involved in reliance on the United States and the exclusion of Iraq and Iran; the international and security policies pursued by inside and outside actors; and a suite of overlapping security dilemmas. These four factors combine and interact to generate long-term volatility and ongoing tensions within the Persian Gulf.Read the full article on the CIRS website: Buy the book: