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  • In the Direction of the Gulfby Mordechai Abir; Aryeh Yodfat

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    This text analyzes the USSR's interest in the countries of the Persian Gulf. The book places such interest within the context of the USSR's relations with the Arab world and the complexities of power politics. more...

  • Connections and Complexityby Shinu Anna Abraham; Praveena Gullapalli; Teresa P Raczek; Uzma Z Rizvi

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 89.00

    This compilation of original research articles highlight the important cross-regional, cross-chronological, and comparative approaches to political and economic landscapes in ancient South Asia and its neighbors. Focusing on the Indus Valley period and Iron Age India, this volume incorporates new research in South Asia within the broader universe... more...

  • A History of Modern Iranby Ervand Abrahamian

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    A radical reappraisal of Iran's modern history, first published in 2008, tracing its traumatic journey across the twentieth century. more...

  • The Coupby Ervand Abrahamian

    New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95

    In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran?s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six years, the United States backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran?s oil wealth and... more...

  • The International Politics of the Persian Gulfby Arshin Adib-Moghaddam

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    Adib-Moghaddam examines the causes and consequences of conflict in one of the most important regions of the world. Bridging the gap between critical theories of international relations and the empirical study of the Gulf area, this book expands on the many ideologies, cultural inventions and ideational constructs that have affected relations in the... more...

  • Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Omanby Dionisius A. Agius

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book is a study of the seafaring communities of the Arabian Gulf and Oman in the past 150 years. It analyses the significance of the dhow and how coastal communities interacted throughout their long tradition of seafaring. In addition to archival material, the work is based on extensive field research in which the voices of seamen were recorded... more...

  • Islands and International Politics in the Persian Gulfby Kourosh Ahmadi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    The position of the Persian Gulf as the main highway between East and West has long given this region special significance both within the Middle East and in global affairs more generally. This book examines the history of international relations in the Gulf since the 1820s as great powers such as Britain and the US, and regional powers such as Iran... more...

  • The Thistle and the Droneby Akbar Ahmed

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 32.95

    In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments... more...

  • Regionalism and Regional Security in South Asiaby Zahid Shahab Ahmed

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Zahid Shahab Ahmed evaluates the progress of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). This study goes beyond economic integration to present a detailed appraisal of cooperation under the overarching themes of economic cooperation, environmental security, human welfare, and cooperation in security matters. In the light of the findings... more...

  • The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the Westby Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance. more...