Great Decisions Online w/ Tina: Persian Gulf Security Issues

Virtual Event

Mar 11

Thu 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The topic, Gulf Security Issues, will be discussed via Zoom; a valid email address is required to register and attend.

Join the meeting at 6:30pm to be able to watch the video, Gulf Security Issues, discussion starts at 7:00pm.

Questions? Email Tina McCusker, Reference Librarian & Great Decisions Facilitator at New attendees are encouraged to join!

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The Persian Gulf remains tense as the rivalry between the regional powers of Saudi Arabia and Iran continues. Tensions escalated in early 2020 as the United States began to intervene in the Gulf, launching an airstrike that killed two Iranian military commanders. What are the historical influences that have led to these tensions? What role, if any, should the United States play? Is using military force a viable foreign policy option for 2021 and beyond?

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***If you do not have the Great Decisions Booklet, viewing the video meets the prerequisite. Reading at least one or two of the related readings is also encouraged.