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Desert kingdoms to global powers : the rise of the Arab Gulf / Rory Miller.

Author:
Miller, Rory, 1971- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Description:
ix, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary note:
Once just sleepy desert sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unprecedented influence on international affairs--the result of their almost unimaginable riches in oil and gas. In this book, Rory Miller, an expert in Gulf politics and international affairs, provides an accessible account of the achievements of these countries since the 1973 global oil crisis. He also investigates how the shrewd Arab Gulf rulers who have overcome crisis after crisis meet the external and internal challenges of the onrushing future.The Arab Gulf region has become an East-West hub for travel, tourism, sport, culture, trade, and finance. But can the autocratic regimes maintain stability at home and influence abroad as they deal with the demands of social and democratic reform? Miller considers an array of factors--Islamism, terrorism, the Arab Spring, volatile oil prices, global power dynamics, and others--to assess the future possibilities, Amazon.com.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index.
Contents:
Introduction : paradise found -- Over a barrel -- Neighbourhood watch -- Tax americana -- Thy brother's keeper -- Bloc party -- Sheikh down -- Self-defence -- Oil change -- Divided we stand -- The hub -- Conclusion : (in) capacitated.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780300192346 ((cl : alk. paper))
  • 0300192347
LCCN:
2016024734
OCLC:
957554646
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