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The Middle Eastern States and the Law of the Sea
The Middle Eastern States and the Law of the Sea
By Ali A. El-Hakim
Syracuse University Press, 1980, 293 pp

This mainly technical study of the status of maritime law and of the numerous disputes over rights of sovereignty and navigation in various waters in or near the Middle East is primarily for specialists, but is of interest to all concerned with the political dynamite which lurks in some of these disputes over straits and islands crucial not only to the local states but to the security and commerce of the world.