INTEGRATION BETWEEN GEOLOGY AND POLITICS
Case Study: Tiran and Sanafir islands, North Red Sea
Abdelaty Badr Salman
This book represents an integration between geology and politics, it is trying to through some light on the role of geology in solving some political debate using Tiran and Sanafir Island s, northern Red Sea as a case study.
The author used the analyses of space images, tectonic history of the opening of the Red Sea and East Africa Rift, features on topographic and bathymetric maps of the Red Sea Region to clarify dependency of Tiran and Sanafir islands to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Also, the author inspected some official documents between the two countries which related to the same subject and forming the political history debates about Tiran and Sanafir Islands.
Evidences from the analyzed space images, topographic and bathymetric maps indicated that Tiran and Sanafir Islands are a part of the Arabian continental shelf of the Arabian Peninsula and these islands are really belong to Saudi Arabia land. So, this result is in agreement with political conclusion about the two islands.