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  • Don't Be Afraid of the Bulletsby Laura Kasinof

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Laura Kasinof studied Arabic in college and moved to Yemen a few years later—after a friend at a late-night party in Washington, DC, recommended the country as a good place to work as a freelance journalist. When she first moved to Sanaa in 2009, she was the only American reporter based in the country. She quickly fell in love with Yemen?s people... more...

  • The Political Transformation of Gulf Tribal Statesby Shaul Yanai

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 79.99

    This study details how the reform movements and attempts to establish parliamentary institutions in the Persian Gulf states of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Dubai between the First World War and the independent era of the 1970s represented a milestone in the history of the region, creating a legacy for future generations, but was a unique transition in the... more...

  • Bahrain Through The Agesby Al-Khalifa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 450.00

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Bahrainby Carol Ann Gillespie

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    Discusses the geography, history, people, culture, economy, and future of Bahrain. more...

  • Travel Dubai, United Arab Emiratesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...

  • Qatarby Allen J Fromherz

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world? What are the social, political,... more...

  • Oman Under Qaboosby Calvin H. Allen; W. Lynn Rigsbee II

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This is an examination of the political, economic and social development of Oman from the accession Sultan Qaboos in a palace coup in 1970 to the promulation of the basic law of 1996. The book argues that the sultanate does not follow the "rentier" model but the patriarchal tradition. more...

  • Bahrain Original Photographs 188by Wheatcroft

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Yemen into the Twenty-First Centuryby Kamil Mahdi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2007; US$ 14.57

    In 1990 the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen. The following decade was marked by the political process of unification on the one hand, and by the processes of changing institutions, social dynamics and merged economies on the other.This book focuses on the major social, legal and... more...

  • Kuwaitby Anthony H Cordesman

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    With the thoroughness that this recently spotlighted nation requires, this volume examines Kuwait?s internal and external security situation after the turbulent days of the Gulf War and investigates continued Western involvement in its safekeeping. It also examines Kuwait?s changing role as an energy exporter. more...