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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 means 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 validated extraordinary resilience. Obituaries for those conventional monarchies have usually been penned, yet even now those absolutist, virtually medieval, entities nonetheless seem to pose a similar 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 appears steadfast Gulf monarchies have, before everything look, re-affirmed their prestige because the heart East s basically genuine bastions of balance. during this publication, although, famous Gulf professional Christopher Davidson contends that the cave in of those kings, emirs, and sultans goes to occur, and used to be continuously going to. whereas the innovative activities in North Africa, Syria, and Yemen will undeniably function very important, if oblique, catalysts for the arrival upheaval, a number of the related socio-economic pressures that have been build up within the Arab republics at the moment are additionally a great deal found in the Gulf monarchies. it truly is now not a question of if but if the West s steadfast allies fall. this can be a daring declare to make yet Davidson, who properly forecast the commercial turmoil that Dubai in 2009, has an enviable list in diagnosing social and political alterations afoot within the region.

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