After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf by Christopher M. Davidson

By Christopher M. Davidson

The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its 5 smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have lengthy been ruled through 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 verified 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 prior to: 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, first and foremost look, re-affirmed their prestige because the heart East s merely genuine bastions of balance. during this e-book, in spite of the fact that, famous Gulf professional Christopher Davidson contends that the cave in of those kings, emirs, and sultans goes to ensue, and used to be regularly going to. whereas the innovative events in North Africa, Syria, and Yemen will undeniably function vital, if oblique, catalysts for the arriving upheaval, some of the similar socio-economic pressures that have been build up within the Arab republics at the moment are additionally greatly found in the Gulf monarchies. it's 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 correctly forecast the industrial turmoil that Dubai in 2009, has an enviable checklist in diagnosing social and political adjustments afoot within the region.

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