The British Conservative Party, Iran, and the Persian Gulf: A New Era?

The British Conservative Party, Iran, and the Persian Gulf: A New Era?

This to say compromise, and going into accommodation, with those whom otherwise they would not have done so. For example, maintaining cordial relations with the Arab Persian Gulf states, whom their values have traditionally been contrary to those of the United Kingdom’s; that is to say the absence of democracy, only to maintain, promote, and protect British strategic interests, which in essence leads to economic interests, ie. trade, of various forms which are beyond the scope of this article.

Increasingly, the Persian Gulf had begun, due to intense instability and vacuums created as a result in the area, in recent years, also the jostling of influence which thus, is taking place there, among major powers, (apart from the United Kingdom and the United States, which have respectively, traditionally, been the dominant powers in the zone) such as France, Russia, Germany, and China, to play an even more significant part in the current British Conservative administration’s strategic thinking., for protecting British interests which has been referred to above, and also, maintaining lines of communication open for defence, as a whole.
As was mentioned above the United Kingdom, and the United States have historically, in modern contemporary period, been in the Persian Gulf, for various reasons, and the various shapes, and forms to protecting, and managing Western interests, either during the Cold War era, or post Cold War time until now. In other words, ‘co-operation,’ which the limitation of this article does not allow to expand on.5 All conservative Party instigated policies.
However, what can be amplified on, is, Britain and America could be seen as pursuing policies in the Persian Gulf in particular and, the Middle East in general that are parallel, but parallel lines never converge, and Britain had been hoping that American interests, and her interests would converge. They occasionally seem to converge in various crises which have taken place in these areas, but in fact America has her eyes on the overall American interests. This essentially means promoting American brand of ‘national interests,’ however, and whatever they maybe, which its discussion is outside my point of main concern in this article. Which is the, British Conservative Party’s policy ideas, and approaches towards the Persian Gulf in the beginning of twenty first century, ie. 2014 onwards. The United States is less sympathetic to Britain’s first rank concern about British economy, and trade.6 America sees no virtue in propping up British influence, and interests anywhere in the world, let alone the Persian Gulf.7 America is not trying to do Britain down, but rather it is a realistic question, and fact of appreciation of two separate national interests. This is apparent in different qualities of relationships which the two nations have with the Persian Gulf, and Middle Eastern States. Furthermore, the strategies which the UK., and the US apply in these areas are in parallel, rather than converged, as was referred to, above. The two nations ‘different current policies towards Iraq, Syria, and the instability in the Arabian Peninsula, are Just a few examples, or in Afghanistan for that matter.

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