Challenged hegemony is a tour de force this is a major work of scholarship on the united states primarily along with china and russia as participants in the political economy and security of the persian gulf. Get this from a library challenged hegemony the united states china and russia in the persian gulf steven a yetiv katerina oskarsson few issues in international affairs and energy security animate thinkers more than the classic topic of hegemony and the case of the persian gulf presents particularly fertile ground for . Since the 1970s the region has undergone tumultuous changes with dramatic shifts in the diplomatic military and economic roles of the united states china and russia in this book steve a yetiv and katerina oskarsson offer a panoramic study of hegemony and foreign powers in the persian gulf offering the most comprehensive data driven . Challenged hegemonys primary argument is that the united states has become the dominant power in the persian gulf protecting oil security for the entire global economy upon which its prosperity reliesbeing able to achieve hegemony in the gulf during the cold war and various upheavals such as the iranian revolution the soviet invasion of afghanistan and up to the arab uprisings has been . Yetiv and oskarsson have written an ambitious book that attempts to explain power competition in the persian gulf an especially timely and important topic they argue that the usa is a hegemonic power in the gulf region and china and russia are the two powers most capable of challenging this hegemony
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