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The Persian Gulf: Tradition and Transformation

Publication Date:
January 01, 2012
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The Persian Gulf: Tradition and Transformation is a special double issue of the Headline Series (Nos. 333-334) that examines the Persian Gulf through history and looks to the region’s evolving prospects for the future. With chapters devoted to the region’s two powers, Iran and Iraq, Potter explores critical issues facing U.S. foreign policy decisionmakers. Illustrated and featuring an extensive annotated reading list, discussion questions and three maps, this issue of the Headline Series will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of the Persian Gulf.

About the Author:

Lawrence G. Potter is Deputy Director of Gulf/2000, a major research and documentation project on the Persian Gulf states based at Columbia University, where he is Adjunct Professor of International Affairs.  A graduate of Tufts College, he received an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in history from Columbia.  He taught in Iran for four years before the revolution.  From 1984 to 1992 he was Senior Editor at the Foreign Policy Association and currently serves on FPA's Editorial Advisory Committee.