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Britain's Revival and Fall in the Gulf : Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Trucial States, 1950-71 - Simon C. Smith

Britain's Revival and Fall in the Gulf

Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Trucial States, 1950-71

Hardcover Published: 29th April 2004
ISBN: 9780415331920
Number Of Pages: 210

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Britain's relationship with Gulf region remains one of the few unexplored episodes in the study of British decolonization. The decision, announced in 1968, to leave the Gulf within three years represented an explicit recognition by Britain that its 'East of Suez' role was at an end. In this book, Simon Smith analyzes the decision-making process which underpinned this reversal is clearly vital in achieving an understanding of British decline, both psychological and material. Additionally, this book presents an examination of the interaction between British decision-making on the one hand, and local responses and initiatives on the other, in shaping the modern Gulf. Using sources previously unavailable to the studies on the modern Gulf and of interest to both academic and general readers.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Responsibility without Power: British Policy towards the Gulf, 1950-67
Defence Reviews, Devaluation, and Britain's Departure from the Gulf
The Failure of the Federal Idea in the Gulf, 1950-68
Unity and Division in the Lower Gulf: The Emergence of the United Arab Emirates
Conflict and Co-operation: Anglo-American Relations in the Gulf from the Nationlization of Anglo-Iranian to the Yemeni Revolution
The 'Special Relationship' and the withdrawal from East of Suez
Conclusion
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415331920
ISBN-10: 0415331927
Series: Routledgecurzon Studies in the Modern History of the Middle
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 29th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.55  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1