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  • Global Security Watch—Saudi Arabiaby Matthew Gray

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 52.00

    As possessor of a quarter of the world's oil reserves and host to two of the holiest cities in Islam, Saudi Arabia is an integral part of the cultural, economic, and political well-being of the Middle East. From Persian Gulf security, to Middle Eastern politics, to the international energy industry, events in this desert kingdom strongly impact the... more...

  • Bahrain Through The Agesby Al-Khalifa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

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

  • Sectarian Politics in the Gulfby Frederic M. Wehrey

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    One of Foreign Policy 's Best Five Books of 2013, chosen by Marc Lynch of The Middle East Channel Beginning with the 2003 invasion of Iraq and concluding with the aftermath of the 2011 Arab uprisings, Frederic M. Wehrey investigates the roots of the Shi?a-Sunni divide now dominating the Persian Gulf’s political landscape. Focusing on three Gulf... more...

  • Aden Insurgencyby Jonathan Walker

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.23

    During the early 1960s the Cold War reached its climax. Britain's dwindling power in the Middle East was under siege from Arab nationalism, the Communist bloc and from American designs in the region. Aden, with its strategic military base and old Protectorate buffer zone, was soon the main battleground. The 1962 Egyptian-inspired coup in the neighbouring... more...

  • Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulfby Justin Gengler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The oil-producing states of the Arab Gulf are said to sink or swim on their capacity for political appeasement through economic redistribution. Yet, during the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, in Bahrain and all across the Arab Gulf, ordinary citizens showed an unexpected enthusiasm for political protest directed against governments widely assumed... more...

  • Oman's Foreign Policy: Foundation and Practiceby Majid Al-Khalili

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    An expert in the history of the Sultanate of Oman, Majid Al-Khalili provides new information and a fresh analysis of the lands bordering the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Beginning with an examination the reign of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, as well as the sultanate's geography and how location has influenced its history, Oman's Foreign Policy: Foundation... more...

  • Saudi Arabia on the Edgeby Thomas W. Lippman

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 32.95

    Of all the countries in the world that are vital to the strategic and economic interests of the United States, Saudi Arabia is the least understood by the American people. Saudi Arabia’s unique place in Islam makes it indispensable to a constructive relationship between the non-Muslim West and the Muslim world. For all its wealth, the country faces... more...

  • Genghis Khanby Paul Jr. Lococo

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    It was through bitter experience growing up on the harsh and unforgiving steppes of Mongolia that Genghis Khan learned to trust few people and to be vigilant of the personalities and events around him. As a result of an early life filled with hardship, betrayals, and constant struggle, Genghis Khan developed into a cunning and effective leader of... more...

  • Arabia and the Arabsby Robert G. Hoyland

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    Long before Muhammed preached the religion of Islam, the inhabitants of his native Arabia had played an important role in world history as both merchants and warriors Arabia and the Arabs provides the only up-to-date, one-volume survey of the region and its peoples, from prehistory to the coming of Islam Using a wide range of sources - inscriptions,... more...

  • Britain's Revival and Fall in the Gulfby Simon C. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Britain's relationship with the Gulf region remains one of the few unexplored episodes in the study of British decolonization. The decision, announced in 1968, to leave the Gulf within three years represented an explicit recognition by Britain that its 'East of Suez' role was at an end. This book examines the decision-making process which underpinned... more...