The Persian Gulf States

By Joseph Stromberg
Edited by Wendy McElroy
Read by Peter Hackes

The World’s Political Hot Spots

2.88 Hours 03/25/2006 unabridged
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More than half of the world’s oil comes from Persian Gulf states. Political instability and religious strife there threaten to interrupt the world’s economic routines. Two presentations examine the history of Persia, Iran’s attempt to westernize, and the backlash of religiously fervent Muslims against the West and each other. The World’s Political Hot Spots Series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world’s most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today’s headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to ten centuries of background, revealing how and why today’s problems occur.

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More than half of the world’s oil comes from Persian Gulf states. Political instability and religious strife there threaten to interrupt the world’s economic routines. Two presentations examine the history of Persia, Iran’s attempt to westernize, and the backlash of religiously fervent Muslims against the West and each other.

The World’s Political Hot Spots Series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world’s most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today’s headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to ten centuries of background, revealing how and why today’s problems occur.

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Author Bio: Joseph Stromberg

Joseph Stromberg is a research fellow at the Independent Institute and has held the JoAnn B. Rothbard chair in history at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He received his BA and MA from Florida Atlantic University, and his further graduate work was completed at the University of Florida.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English