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Gulf States (Bahrain, Oman, Qatar & the United Arab Emirates)

(see also Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Gulf War 1991-2003 & Petroleum Trade)

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Björn Kumm's Note

CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

World Guide (Montevideo)

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Middle East Research & Information Project
Publishers of MERIP Report, an indispensable source.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

'Abd Allah, Muhammad Mursi. The United Arab Emirates: A Modern History (London: Croom Helm, 1978).

Al Abed, Ibrahim & Peter Hellyer (eds.) United Arab Emirates: A New Perspective (?,?).

Al-Khalifa, Abdulla bin Khalid & Michael Rice (ed.) Bahrain Through the Ages: The History (London: Kegan Paul, 1993).

Al-Tajir, Mahdi Abdalla. Bahrain, 1920-1945: Britain, the Shaykh, & the Administration (London: Croom Helm, 1987).

Allen, Calvin H. Oman: The Modernization of the Sultanate (Boulder: Westview, 1987).

__________& W. Lynn Rigsbee. Oman under Qaboos: From Coup to Constitution, 1970-1996 (London: Frank Cass, 2000).

Amnesty International. Bahrain: Violations of Human Rights (NY, 1991).

__________. Bahrain: A Human Rights Crisis (NY, 1995).

Anon. The Oman War, 1957-1959: A Critical History (London: Gulf Committee, 1974).

Clarke, Angela. Bahrain Oil & Development, 1929-1989 (Boulder: International Research Center for Energy & Economic Development, 1990).

Clements, Frank. Oman, the Reborn Land (NY: Longman, 1980).

Cordesman, Anthony H. Bahrain, Oman, Qatar & the UAE. Challenges of Security (Boulder: Westview, 1997).

El Mallakh, Ragaei. Qatar: Energy & Development (London: Croom Helm, 1985).

El-Nawawy, Mohammed & Adel Iskandar Farag. Al-Jazeera: How the All Arab News Network is Revolutionizing the Arab World (Boulder: Westview, 2002).

Fenelon, K.G. The United Arab Emirates: An Economic & Social Survey (2nd ed.; London: Longman, 1976).

Gause, F. Gregory III. Political Opposition in the Gulf Monarchies (San Domenico di Fiesole: European University Institute, 2000).

Jenner, Michael. Bahrain, Gulf Heritage in Transition (NY: Longman, 1984).

Kechichian, Joseph A. Oman & the World: The Emergence of an Independent Foreign Policy (Santa Monica: Rand Corp., 1995).

Khalifa, Ali Mohammed. The United Arab Emirates: Unity in Fragmentation (Boulder: Westview,, 1979).

Koury, Enver M. The United Arab Emirates, its Political System & Politics (Hyattsville MD: Institute of Middle Eastern & North African Affairs, 1980).

Lawson, Fred Haley. Bahrain: The Modernization of an Autocracy (Boulder: Westview, 1989).

Mansur, Ahsan & Volker Treichel (eds.) Oman Beyond the Oil Horizon: Policies Toward Sustainable Growth (Washington: IMF, 1999).

Nakhleh, Emile A. Bahrain: Political Development in a Modernizing Society (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1976).

Nugent, Jeffrey B. & Theodore Thomas (eds.) Bahrain & the Gulf: Past Perspectives & Alternative Futures (NY: St. Martin's, 1985).

Peck, Malcolm C. The United Arab Emirates: A Venture in Unity (Boulder: Westview, 1986).

Peterson, John. Oman in the 20th C.: Political Foundations of an Emerging State (London: Croom Helm, 1978).

Phillips, Wendell. Oman: a History (London, 1967).

Price, David Lynn. Oman: Insurgency & Development (London: Institute for the Study of Conflict, 1975).

Pridham, B.R. (ed.) Oman: Economic, Social, & Strategic Developments (London: Croom Helm, 1987).

Riphenburg, Carol J. Oman: Political Development in a Changing World (Westport CT: Praeger, 1998).

Rumaihi, M.G. Bahrain: Social & Political Change Since the First World War (NY: Bowker, 1976).

Sadik, Muhammad T. Bahrain, Qatar, & the United Arab Emirates: Colonial Past, Present Problems & Future Prospects (Lexington MA: Lexington, 1972).

Skeet, Ian. Oman: Politics & Development (NY: St. Martin's, 1992).

Townsend, John. Oman: The Making of a Modern State (NY: St. Martin's, 1977).

Vine, Peter. United Arab Emirates: Profile of a Country's Heritage & Modern Development (London: Immel, 1992).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Gerard, Bernard. Qatar: A Forward Looking Country with Centuries Old Traditions (Boulogne: Delroisse, 1973).

__________. Bahrain (Boulogne: Delroisse, 1974).

Kay, Shirley. Bahrain: Island Heritage (Dubai: Motivate, 1993).

Wheatcroft, Andrew. Bahrain in Original Photographs (NY: Kegan Paul, 1988).

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