Oil Monarchies / Edition 1

Oil Monarchies / Edition 1

by F. Gregory Gause, F. Gregory Gause III
     
 

ISBN-10: 0876091516

ISBN-13: 9780876091517

Pub. Date: 06/01/1994

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

This timely book demystifies the politics of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman, and focuses on the new pressures that have emerged since the Gulf War. Gause illuminates the foreign policy tightrope these states walk in the Middle East: self-defense is problematic, regional pressures translate directly into the domestic arena, and…  See more details below

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This timely book demystifies the politics of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman, and focuses on the new pressures that have emerged since the Gulf War. Gause illuminates the foreign policy tightrope these states walk in the Middle East: self-defense is problematic, regional pressures translate directly into the domestic arena, and relations with the United States can cause as well as solve problems. Gause examines the interplay of Islamic fundamentalism, tribalism, and, most importantly, oil wealth that has determined the power structure of the Gulf monarchies. He shows what influences really drive politics in the Middle East as well as how U.S. foreign policy must respond to them in order to forge more meaningful ties with each country and preserve the stability of a fragile region that is vital to U.S. interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876091517
Publisher:
Council on Foreign Relations
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Map
1Introduction1
2The Bases of "Traditional" Politics: Islam and Tribalism10
3Oil and Politics42
4Representation and Participation78
5Foreign and Defense Policies119
6Challenges146
7American Policy175
Notes200
Glossary217
Bibliography220
Index229
About the Author237

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