New PDF release: After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf

By Christopher M. Davidson

ISBN-10: 184904189X

ISBN-13: 9781849041898

ISBN-10: 1849045070

ISBN-13: 9781849045070

The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its 5 smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have lengthy been ruled by way of hugely autocratic and likely anachronistic regimes. but regardless of bloody conflicts on their doorsteps, fast-growing populations, and robust modernising and globalising forces impacting on their principally conservative societies, they've got confirmed extraordinary resilience. Obituaries for those conventional monarchies have usually been penned, yet even now those absolutist, nearly medieval, entities nonetheless seem to pose an identical conundrum as sooner than: within the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring and the autumn of incumbent presidents in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, the it seems that steadfast Gulf monarchies have, first and foremost look, re-affirmed their prestige because the heart East s purely actual bastions of balance. during this e-book, although, famous Gulf professional Christopher Davidson contends that the cave in of those kings, emirs, and sultans goes to take place, and was once consistently going to. whereas the progressive pursuits in North Africa, Syria, and Yemen will undeniably function vital, if oblique, catalysts for the arriving upheaval, the various related socio-economic pressures that have been increase within the Arab republics at the moment are additionally greatly found in the Gulf monarchies. it really is now now not an issue of if but if the West s steadfast allies fall. this can be a daring declare to make yet Davidson, who competently forecast the industrial turmoil that stricken Dubai in 2009, has an enviable list in diagnosing social and political alterations afoot within the region.

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