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Political violence threatens the lives of U.S. infantrymen and the steadiness of U.S. allies during the global. This file examines the specter of political violence within the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates and the easiest technique of decreasing that chance. It assesses assets of discontent, universal purposes for anti-regime politicization, power triggers of violence, and the impact of overseas powers. The file then describes the options that regimes within the region have used to intrude with political association and to counter violence often. The file concludes via noting implications of political violence for either the U.S. and its allies within the Gulf, and by way of assessing the impression of varied measures which can lessen violence: enacting political and financial re varieties within the Gulf; altering the U.S. presence within the zone via new basing and operational methods;

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Hostility toward Iraq and Iran also generate resentment. S. presence in the region. Radical Saudi Islamists oppose the stationing of non-Muslim forces on Saudi soil. S. S. arms at a time when the Kingdom's own economy is stagnating. Different Vulnerabilities to Political Violence, by State To understand the threat of political violence in the northern Gulf, we need to look at each country in the region and the particular problems it faces. S. activities. Unlike the other Gulf states, Bahrain has almost no oil reserves with which to co-opt its population.

Radical groups of all sorts have correctly concluded that the United States is reluctant to risk casualties and that political violence can force the United States to reduce its presence. S. presence appears solid. S. interests. Even if the United States is resolved to maintain its regional presence, political violence can cause Gulf states to deny the United States the access required to do so. S. S. S. forces depart. A climate of unrest in Saudi Arabia could make the Al Saud hesitant to accept a large American presence or any augmentation.

3). And these young people generally have higher expectations than their elders. Most Gulf residents under the age of 30easily more than two-thirds of the populationgrew up accustomed to a high standard of living. They expect excellent health care, housing, and other services that their parents never knew as children. Furthermore, many received higher degrees, increasing their ostensible qualifications for high-status, high-paying jobs. Thus, expectations from government of the ever-growing numbers of these youths are escalating at a time when government revenues are diminishing.

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