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- Lexington Books 2011; US$ 32.99
The book discusses the grievances that have existed in Bahrain for years, which stem from the rule of a minority Sunni ruling family over a majority of Shia. The grievances include political repression, economic discrimination, and human rights violations. These grievances are at the heart of the on-going anti-regime demonstrations in Bahrain. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99
As popular uprisings spread across the Middle East, popular wisdom often held that the Gulf States would remain beyond the fray. In Sectarian Gulf , Toby Matthiesen paints a very different picture, offering the first assessment of the Arab Spring across the region. With first-hand accounts of events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, Matthiesen... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
As a sassy young woman used to drinking, partying, blogging, and shopping her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free career in sunny Dubai just couldn?t go unanswered. Over the course of two years, an entire city funded by oil wealth rises from the dust around her as Becky rapidly scales the career ladder. She becomes a celebrity... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00
This book focuses on the relationship established between China, the world?s second largest economy, and Saudi Arabia, the world?s top oil exporter. Due to Saudi Arabia?s dominance of the world oil market, China is increasingly focusing its attention on the Saudi Arabia as a reliable oil supplier while Saudi Arabia sees China as an enormous potential... more...
- Saqi 2013; US$ 18.94
How has Saudi Arabia managed to maintain its Arab and Islamic values while at the same time adopting Western technology and a market economy? How have its hereditary leaders, who govern with a mixture of political pragmatism and religious zeal, managed to maintain their power? This comprehensive history of Saudi Arabia from 1745 to the present provides... more...
- Interlink Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00
Evelyn Shakir?s witty, wise, and beautifully written memoir explores her status as an Arab American woman, from the subtle bigotry she faced in Massachusetts as a second-generation Lebanese whose parents were not only foreign but eccentric, to the equally poignant blend of dislocation and homecoming she felt in Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon, where she... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 193.00
This much-revised edition of Professor Abir's Saudi Arabia in the Oil Era now includes consideration of both Gulf Wars. Abir examines the social and political forces that have shaped Saudi Arabia, including the impact of Islam and of Westernization, drawing heavily on Saudi sources. There is also essential analysis of regional security dilemmas and... more...