The Persian Gulf presents several TERRITORIAL DISPUTES in which several international agents claim sovereign rights for different reasons over the same area.
Regionally, with a direct or indirect implication, we have Saudi Arabia, Iran, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq.
In addition to the regional claimants, there are many other international actors. The previous posts introduced the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia and China.
The solution seems to require a mutually exclusive relation amongst them because it is assumed that the sovereignty over the disputes territories can be granted to only one of them. Indeed, sovereignty is often regarded as an absolute concept (that is to say, exclusive, and not shareable).
NOTE: The last posts this year include a recap of all we have covered so far by including daily the relevant links.
Posts 161 to 190: The Persian Gulf
Jorge Emilio Núñez
28th December 2018