chapter  5
REGIONAL STABILITY IN THE RED SEA
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Theprecedingpartofthisbookhasshownthat theUSSRhasamajorroleintheRedSearegionand astrongstrategicinterestinit.Atthesametime WesternandespeciallyAmericaninterestsareno lessimportant.ForboththeRedSeaisneithera zoneofdirectconfrontation,likethePersianGulf andtheNorthernTier.norastakeofintrinsic strategicrelevance,likethewholeofAfricaand SouthernAfricainparticular.NeverthelesstheRed Seaisanareainthemidst,workinglikeapivot forthosewhowanttohaveaccesstothePersian Gulf,AfricaandtheMediterranean.