Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, And The Uae: Challenges Of Security

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Westview Press, Nov 6, 2008 - History - 256 pages
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This volume examines the changing economic and internal security challenges faced by the Gulf countries and the problems they face with Iran, Iraq, and other Gulf states. The special military and security needs of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates are analyzed here in detail, as are their growing demographic problems and export plans.
 

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Contents

1 Southern Gulf States
1
2 Bahrain
34
3 Oman
123
4 Qatar
213
5 The United Arab Emirates
290
Sources and Methods
384
Notes
386
About the Book and Author
424
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Page 415 - Kelly, Arabia, the Gulf and the West (New York: Basic Books, 1980), p. 83. 48. Falah Shakir Aswad, Al-Hudud al-'lraqiya — al-Iraniya (Baghdad: Al-'Ani, 1970), pp. 58-62; Vahe J. Sevian, "The Evolution of the Boundary between Iraq and Iran," in Essays in Political Geography, ed.
Page 216 - Emirates •\ 518230 10-76 into by the British with other Persian Gulf principalities. Under it, the Ruler undertook not to dispose of any of his territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any other foreign government without British consent. In return, the British promised to protect Qatar from all aggression by sea and to lend its good offices in case of a land attack.
Page 283 - REGULATION Score: 4-Stable (high level) Qatar's regulations are not applied consistently in all cases. The government enforces some regulations more rigorously on foreign companies and those engaged in joint ventures. Moreover, because the government owns so many businesses, they often...
Page 424 - He is currently a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a special consultant on military affairs for ABC News.
Page 290 - STATES, troo'shal, a group of Britishprotected sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula, which were strung along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf and the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Oman. On Dec. 2, 1971, six of the seven Trucial States, or Trucial Oman as the group was also known, formed an independent state, the United Arab Emirates. The seventh state, Ras al-Khaima, joined the new country in February 1972.
Page 291 - United -Kingdom and Shaikh Abdullah was similar to those entered into by the British with other Persian Gulf principalities. Under it the Ruler undertook not to dispose of any of his territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without British consent.
Page 216 - A binding treaty of protection was concluded in 1861 and further revised in 1892 and 1951. This treaty was similar to those entered into by the British with other Persian Gulf principalities. Under it the Ruler undertook not to dispose of any of his territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom without British consent. The British promised to protect Bahrain from all aggression by sea and to lend its good offices...
Page 291 - Shaikhdoms established closer bonds in an 1892 treaty, similar to treaties entered into by the UK with other Gulf principalities. The shaikhs agreed not to dispose of any territory except to the United Kingdom and not to enter into relationships with any foreign government other than the United Kingdom...

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Anthony H. Cordesman is currently a senior fellow and codirector of the Middle East Program, and director of the Middle East Program at CSIS, a military analyst for ABC News and adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University. He has served in senior positions in the office of the secretary of defense, NATO, and the U.S. Senate. Abraham R. Wagner is an independent defense consultant in the area of national security problems working with Science Applications International, Inc., as well as several federal agencies. He has written extensively on Third World military technologies and appeared on ABC News, the BBC, National Public Radio, and CBN to provide expert analysis of the Persian Gulf War.

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