THE PERSIAN GULF REGION
 


February 2008

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

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General Information


Internet Resources

Arab Net
Available online at:  http://www.arab.net
A collection of articles written by leading journalists and editors in the Middle East.  Click on country flag for country information.

Blanchard, Christopher M.  Islam:  Sunnis and Shiites.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, December 11, 2006.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA460673

Blanchard, Christopher M. and Grimmett, Richard F.  The Gulf Security Dialogue and Related Arms Sale Proposals.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, January 14, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL34322.pdf

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
Available online at:  http://gcc-sg.org/index_e.html
Charter states that objectives are to coordinate, integrate and interconnect Member States in all fields.

Country Reports on Terrorism 2006.  Washington, Department of State, April 2007.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA467031

Gulf Cooperation Council.   International Tax Review 2008 World Tax Supplement.  2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=27721651&site=ehost-live
Discusses the introduction of indirect taxes in the Persian Gulf region.

Hashem, Ahmad J.  Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC).  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2007.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA469099

Islam:  The People, Culture, and Politics, compiled by Glenda Armstrong.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, June 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/Islam06.htm

Katzman, Kenneth.  The Persian Gulf States:  Post-War Issues for U.S. Policy, 2003.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, July 14, 2003.
Available online at:  http://www.fas.org/man/crs/RL31533.pdf

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.  OPEC official website.
Available online at:  http://www.opec.org/home/

Pollock, David.  Kuwait:  Keystone of U.S. Gulf Policy.  Washington, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 2007.
Available online at:  https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC04.php?CID=283

Saudi Arabia, compiled by Glenda Armstrong.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, January 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/saudi.htm

Saudi ARAMCO.  Official website.
Available online at:
 
http://www.saudiaramco.com/irj/portal/anonymous 

Sharp, Jeremy M.  U.S. Democracy Promotion Policy in the Middle East:  The Islamist Dilemma.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, June 15, 2006.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA456491

Terrorism 2007, compiled by Glenda Armstrong.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, July 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/terror07.htm
See section on Regional Issues - Middle East.

United States.  Energy Information Administration.  Persian Gulf Region.  2006.
Available online at:  http://www.eia.doe.gov/cabs/Persian_Gulf/Background.html
Official energy statistics from the U.S. Government.

Wicker, Christopher J.  International Lessons Learned and Recommendations for Combating Domestic Islamic Terrorism.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2007.  40 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA469645


Books

Abraham, Mary.  The Gulf Oil and Gas Sector:  Potential and Constraints.  Abu Dhabi, UAE, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2006.  372 p.
Book call no.:  333.8230953 M345g

Brown, Nathan J.  Islamist Movements and the Democratic Process in the Arab World:  Exploring the Gray Zones.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006.  19 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/cp_67_grayzones_final.pdf
Book call no.:  320.91767 B879i

Burr, Millard and Collins, Robert O.  Alms for Jihad:  Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006.  348 p.
Book call no.:  361.75091767 B968a

Byman, Daniel.  Confronting Passive Sponsors of Terrorism.  Washington, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, 2005.  39 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.brookings.edu/fp/saban/analysis/byman20050201.pdf
Book call no.:  363.32516 B993c

Chomsky, Noam.  Perilous Power:  The Middle East & U.S. Foreign Policy:  Dialogues on Terror, Democracy, War, and Justice.  Boulder, CO, Paradigm Publishers, 2007.  276 p.
Book call no.:  327.73056 C548p

Cordesman, Anthony H. and Al-Rodhan, Khalid R.  Gulf Military Forces in an Era of Asymmetric Wars.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2007.  2 vols.
Provides a history of Islam; summaries of the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Persian Gulf Conflicts; analyses of oil and gas topics; and profiles U.S. policy in the Middle East.  Also gives a brief description of each country in the region.
Book call no.:  355.0330536 C794a

Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, edited by Robert Wuthnow.  Washington, CQ Press, 2007.  2 vols.
Book call no.:  322.103 E56

Encyclopedia of World Constitutions, edited by Gerhard Robbers.  New York, Facts on File, 2007.  3 vols.
Vol. 1-Afghanistan to France
Vol. 2-Gabon to Norway
Vol. 3-Oman to Zimbabwe.
Book call no.:  342.02 E56

Global Studies:  The Middle East, edited by William Spencer.  11th ed.  Guilford, CT, Dushkin Pub. Group, 2007.  1 vol.
Offers separate reports on each Persian Gulf country.
Book call no.:  R 956 G562g 11th ed. 2007

Held, Colbert and McDonald, Mildred.  Middle East Patterns:  Places, Peoples, and Politics, cartography by John V. Cotter.  Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 2006.  646 p.
Book call no.:  915.6 H474m

Jane's Sentinel:  Security Assessment:  The Gulf States.  Alexandria, VA, Janes Information Group, 2007.  1 vol.
For each country, provides information on its security, economy, infrastructure, internal and external affairs, and armed forces.
Book call no.:  R 956.6 J33 Iss.21 2007

Keating, Aileen.  Mirage:  Power, Politics, and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil.  Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, 2005.  560 p.
See:  "Kuwait Out - Bahrain in" and "The Raj in Arabia."
Book call no.:  338.27282 K25m

Knights, Michael.  Troubled Waters:  Future U.S. Security Assistance in the Persian Gulf.  Washington, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2006.  241 p.
Book call no.:  355.032530973 K71t

The Middle East.  Washington, CQ Press, 2007.  663 p.
Book call no.:  956.94 M627 2007

The Middle East and North Africa.  53rd ed.  London, Europa Publications, 2007.  1 vol.
Includes "Who's Who in the Middle East and North Africa."
Book call no.:  R 915.6 M627 53rd ed. 2007

The Middle East and South Asia, edited by Ray L. Cleveland.  41st ed.  Washington, Stryker-Post Publications, 2007.  1 vol.
Offers separate reports on each Persian Gulf country.
Book call no.:  R 915 C635m 41st ed. 2007

Militant Ideology Atlas:  Research Compendium, edited by William Faizi McCants.  West Point, NY, Combating Terrorism Center, 2006.  360 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.ctc.usma.edu/atlas/Atlas-ResearchCompendium.pdf
Book call no.:  297.72 M6441

Muslim Cultures Today:  A Reference Guide, edited by Kathryn M. Coughlin.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2006.  238 p.
Book call no.:  909.09767083 M987

Oren, Michael B.  Power, Faith, and Fantasy:  America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present.  New York, W. W. Norton & Co., 2007.  778 p.
Book call no.:  327.73056 O66p

Peters, James.  The Arab World Handbook.  London, Stacey International, 2005.  248 p.
Book call no.:  915.30453 P482a

Schwabach, Aaron.  International Environmental Disputes:  A Reference Handbook.  Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2006.  341 p.
Book call no.:  344.046 S398i

Security Sector Reform in the Gulf, edited by Ellen Laipson.  Washington, Henry L. Stimson Center, 2006.  30 p.
Summary of a workshop on reform of the security sector in the Middle East region, with particular emphasis on the Arabian peninsula states (the six states of The Gulf Cooperation Council, plus Yemen) convened in February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://www.eisenhowerseries.com/pdfs/final_06/NATO_2006Final_report.pdf
Book call no.:  355.0330536 S4462

Teaching Islam:  Textbooks and Religion in the Middle East, edited by Eleanor Abdella Doumato and Gregory Starrett.  Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007.  267 p.
See:  "Kuwait:  Striving to Align Islam with Western Values"; "Oman:  Cultivating Good Citizens and Religious Virtue"; and "Saudi Arabia:  From 'Wahhabi' Roots to Contemporary Revisionism."
Book call no.:  297.770956 T253

Trofimov, Yaroslav.  Faith at War:  A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu.  New York, Henry Holt, 2005.  312 p.
Book call no.:  909.09767 T843f

Wise, Harold Lee.  Inside the Danger Zone:  The U.S. Military in the Persian Gulf, 1987-1988.  Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press, 2007.  272 p.
Book call no.:  955.054245 W812i

Zubrin, Robert.  Energy Victory:  Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil.  Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books, 2007.  336 p.
Book call no.:  333.790973 Z93e


Bahrain


Internet Resources

Bahrain Country Review 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&bquery=(JN+%22Bahrain+Country+Review%22+and+DT+20080701)&type=0&site=ehost-live
Presents a profile of Bahrain - climate, languages, religions, economics, defense, government, social conditions, and history provided by CountryWatch.

Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA - The World Factbook -- Bahrain.  2008.
Available online at:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ba.html

Katzman, Kenneth.  Bahrain:  Key Issues for U.S. Policy.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, March 24, 2005.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA458966

Koplovsky, Michael.  Precipitating the Inevitable the Surprisingly Benign Impact of Losing Basing Rights in Bahrain.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2006.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA463412

Risk Summary:  Bahrain.   Middle East Monitor:  The Gulf.  February 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=28378780&site=ehost-live

U.S. Department of State.  Background Note:  Bahrain.  October 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/26414.htm


Books

Bahrain & the United States of America:  A Century of Friendship and Cooperation.  Washington, Embassy of the State of Bahrain, 2001.  11 p.
Book call no.:  327.7305365 B151

Commerce in Bahrain:  An Introduction.  Kingdom of Bahrain, Ministry of Commerce, 2003.  63 p.
Book call no.:  381.095365 C734

Dew, Philip.  Kingdom of Bahrain:  The Financial Capital of the Middle East.  Kingdom of Bahrain, Euromoney Books/Bahrain Monetary Agency, 2003.  190 p.
Book call no.:  332.1095365 D515k

Tripp, Margaret and Tripp, Harvey.  Culture Shock!  Bahrain:  A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette.  Portland, OR, Graphic Arts Books, 2005.  192 p.
Book call no.:  915.365 T836c

United States.  President.  Supporting Documents to Implement the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement:  Message from the President of the United States Transmitting Consistent with the Trade Act of 2002, Legislation and Supporting Documents to Implement the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement.  Washington, GPO, 2006.  1041 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS66773
Book call no.:  382.97305365 U58s


Periodicals

al Hadi Khalaf, Abd.  Political Reform in Bahrain:  End of a Road?  Middle East International 719:26-29 February 20, 2004.

Al-Khalifa, Hamad Abdulla.  Origins of the Royal Bahraini Air Force.  Air & Space Power Journal 19:7-9 Fall 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=918977261&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Bahrain.  Military Technology - World Defence Almanac 2007 31:262-263 2007.

England, Gordon.  The American Bahraini Friendship Society:  Remarks as Delivered, Washington, DC, Sep 06 2006.  United States Department of Defense Speeches, pp 1-4, September 6, 2006.

Jacobs, Keith.  Procurement Programmes of the Middle-East and North-African Navies.  Naval Forces 27:83-88+ 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1193787631&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Jones, Sandy Russell.  The Battle over Family Law in Bahrain.  Middle East Report 37:33-39 Spring 2007.

Knights, Michael.  Northern Gulf Vulnerable to Infiltration by Terrorist Groups.  Jane's Intelligence Review 17:6-15 October 2005.

Trouble in Bahrain.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 3-5, February 2006.


Kuwait


Internet Resources

Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA - The World Factbook -- Kuwait.  2008.
Available online at:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ku.html
Provides current information of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

Kuwait Country Review 2008.  2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&bquery=(JN+%22Kuwait+Country+Review%22+and+DT+20080701)&type=0&site=ehost-live
Presents a profile of Kuwait - climate, languages, religions, economics, defense, government, social conditions, and history.


Books

Boghardt, Lori Plotkin.  Kuwait Amid War, Peace and Revolution:  1979-1991 and New Challenges.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.  232 p.
Book call no.:  953.67 B674k

Casey, Michael S.  The History of Kuwait.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2007.  160 p.
Book call no.:  953.67 C338h

The Iraqi Agression on Kuwait:  The Truth...and the Tragedy, edited by Abdullah Yousef Al Ghunaim.  Kuwait, Center for Research and Studies on Kuwait, 1415H-1996.  149 p.
Book call no.:  953.67 I65

Kennedy, Paul D.  Doing Business with Kuwait.  Sterling, VA, Kogan Page, 2004.  351 p.
Book call no.:  330.95367 K36d

Moore, Pete W.  Doing Business in the Middle East:  Politics and Economic Crisis in Jordan and Kuwait.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2004.  215 p.
Book call no.:  330.95367 M823d

Salem, Paul.  Kuwait:  Politics in a Participatory Emirate.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 2007.  19 p.
Book call no.:  320.95367 S163k

Terrill, W. Andrew.  Kuwaiti National Security and the U.S.-Kuwaiti Strategic Relationship After Saddam.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, September 2007.  102 p.
Book call no.:  327.5367 T326kl

Whitcomb, Darrel D.  Combat Search and Rescue in Desert Storm.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, September 2006.  303 p.
Book call no.:  956.704424 W581c


Periodicals

Cox, Matthew.  Prison in Kuwait Holds War Zone's Troublemakers.  Army Times 66:10 September 19, 2005.

Herron, Nathaniel.  Completing K-Crossing (a New Convoy Security Checkpoint on the Iraq-Kuwait Border).  Military Engineer 99:57-58 January-February 2007.

Jacobs, Keith.  Procurement Programmes of the Middle-East and North-African Navies.  Naval Forces 27:83-88+ 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1193787631&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kennedy, Kelly and Cavallaro, Gina.  Iraq Pullout? Rumored Plan Would Cut Troops, Add Unit in Kuwait.  Army Times 66:8 December 5, 2005.

Knights, Michael.  Northern Gulf Vulnerable to Infiltration by Terrorist Groups.  Jane's Intelligence Review 17:6-15 October 2005.

Kuwait.  Military Technology - World Defence Almanac 2007 31, no.1:279-280 2007.

Locurcio, Ralph V.  Rebuilding the Gulf Coast:  Lessons Learned from the Reconstruction of Kuwait.  Logistics Spectrum 41:19-25 April-June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1323230781&sid=8&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Nazar, Fatima and Kouzekhanni, Kamiar.  Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women in Kuwait.  Middle East Journal 61:641-654 Autumn 2007.

Salih, Kamal O.  Parliamentary Control of the Executive:  Evaluation of the Interpellation Mechanism, Case Study Kuwait National Assembly, 1992-2004.  Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 29:36-69 Spring 2006.

Thornton, Emily and Reed, Stanley.  Who's Afraid of Mideast Money?  Business Week 4067:42-49 January 21, 2008.
Details the business strategy of Bader M. Al Sa'ad of Kuwait Investment Authority, and of Soud Ba'alawy of Dubai Financial Group.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28331239&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ulph, Stephen.  Islamic Militancy Kicks off in Kuwait.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 11-13, February 2005.


Oman


Internet Resources

Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA - The World Factbook -- Oman.  2008.
Available online at:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mu.html
Provides current information of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

Oman Country Review 2008.   2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&bquery=(JN+%22Oman+Country+Review%22+and+DT+20080701)&type=0&site=ehost-live
Presents a profile of Oman - climate, languages, religions, economics, defense, government, social conditions, and history.


Books

Hawley, Donald.  Oman.  London, Stacey International, 2005.  256 p.
Book call no.:  953.53 H396o

Heines, Matthew D.  My Year in Oman:  An American Experience in Arabia During the War on Terror.  Victoria, Canada, Trafford, 2005.  559 p.
Book call no.:  915.353 H468m

Manea, Elham.  Regional Politics in the Gulf:  Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen.  London, SAQI, 2005.  192 p.
Book call no.:  320.953 M274r

United States.  President.  The United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement:  Message from the President of the United States Transmitting a Draft of Proposed Legislation and Supporting Documents to Implement the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  Washington, GPO, 2006.  1301 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS72005
Book call no.:  382.97305353 U58u


Documents

Katzman, Kenneth.  Oman:  Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, 2005.  6 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS21534.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.05-RS21534


Periodicals

Blanche, Ed.  Regional Briefing:  Gulf States.  Jane's Defence Weekly 42:28-33 February 9, 2005.

Jacobs, Keith.  Procurement Programmes of the Middle-East and North-African Navies.  Naval Forces 27:83-88+ 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1193787631&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Knights, Michael.  Oman's Future Security Depends on Economic and Political Stability.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:12-14 March 2006.

Oman.  Military Technology - World Defence Almanac 2007 31, no.1:284-285 2007.

Peterson, J. E.  Oman's Diverse Society:  Northern Oman.  Middle East Journal 58:32-51 Winter 2004.

Peterson, J. E.  Oman's Diverse Society:  Southern Oman.  Middle East Journal 58:254-269 Spring 2004.


Multimedia

Ancient Trade Routes of the Arab World.  Wynnewood, PA, Schlessinger Media, 2005.  1 videodisc (38 min.)
DVD 909.0974927 A6582 v.3


Qatar


Internet Resources

Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA - The World Factbook -- Qatar.  2008.
Available online at:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/qa.html
Provides current information of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

Qatar:  Background and U.S. Relations.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, October 10, 2007.
Available online at: 
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/96477.pdf

Qatar Country Review 2008.  2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&bquery=(JN+%22Qatar+Country+Review%22+and+DT+20080701)&type=0&site=ehost-live
Presents a profile of Qatar - climate, languages, religions, economics, defense, government, social conditions, and history.


Books

Miles, Hugh.  Al-Jazeera:  The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That Is Challenging the West.  New York, Grove Press, 2005.  438 p.
Tells the story of Al Jazeera ('the island') news channel set up by the Emir of Qatar.
Book call no.:  070.43 M643a

Rahman, Habibur.  The Emergence of Qatar:  The Turbulent Years 1627-1916.  New York, Kegan Paul, 2005.  282 p.
Book call no.:  953.63 R147e


Documents

Carney, Steven P.  Reporting from Qatar, This Is Al-Jazeera.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2006.  19 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA448508
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 C289r


Periodicals

Abadi, Jacob.  Qatar's Foreign Policy:  The Quest for National Security and Territorial Integrity.  Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 25:14-37 Winter 2004.

Guitta, Olivier.  Qatar's Foreign Policy Endgame.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, p 7, January 2008.

Jacobs, Keith.  Procurement Programmes of the Middle-East and North-African Navies.  Naval Forces 27:83-88+ 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1193787631&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Peterson, J. E.  Qatar and the World:  Branding for a Micro-State.  Middle East Journal 60:732-748 Autumn 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1214611381&sid=11&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Qatar.  Military Technology - World Defence Almanac 2007 31, no.1:285-286 2007.

The Qatar Bombing - Who's Next?  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 1-3, April 2005.

Qatar Punches Above Its Weight.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 8-9 , March 2007.
Assesses how Qatar's economic transformation has led the country to adopt an internationalist outlook and what challenges lie ahead.

Siddiqi, Moin.  Stability:  The Golden Key to a Dazzling Decade of Development.  Middle East 385:32-37 January 2008.
Examines the stellar economic performance in Qatar, the UAE and Yemen and the inflationary pressures this performance has generated.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28073893&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv


Saudi Arabia


Internet Resources

Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA - The World Factbook -- Saudi Arabia.  2008.
Available online at:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sa.html
Provides current information of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

McCaskill, John R.  Energy Security the Nexus of National Security Strategy and Energy Policy.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2007.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA471527
See section on "Russia and Saudi Arabia."

Saudi Arabia Country Review.  2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&bquery=(JN+%22Saudi+Arabia+Country+Review%22+and+DT+20080701)&type=0&site=ehost-live
Presents a profile of Saudi Arabia - climate, languages, religions, economics, defense, government, social conditions, and history.

Schaill, Emmett.  Does the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review Support America's Ability to Ensure Access to Saudi Arabia Oil? Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, March 15, 2006.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449338


Books

Al-Rasheed, Madawi.  Contesting the Saudi State:  Islamic Voices from a New Generation.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2007.  308 p.
Book call no.:  320.9538 A316c

Bachar, Shmuel.  Establishment Ulama and Radicalism in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.  Washington, Hudson Institute, 2006.  42 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.futureofmuslimworld.com/docLib/20061226_UlamaandRadicalismfinal.pdf
Book call no.:  320.557 E79

Bradley, John R.  Saudi Arabia Exposed:  Inside a Kingdom in Crisis.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  224 p.
Book call no.:  953.053 B811s

Bronson, Rachel.  Thicker than Oil:  America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia.  New York, Oxford University Press, 2006.  353 p.
Book call no.:  327.730538 B869t

Caudill, Mark A.  Twilight in the Kingdom:  Understanding the Saudis, foreword by Steve Coll.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2006.  151 p.
Book call no.:  953.8 C371t

Commins, David Dean.  The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia.  New York, I. B. Tauris, 2006.  276 p.
Book call no.:  297.81409538 C734w

Cordesman, Anthony H. and Obaid, Nawaf.  National Security in Saudi Arabia:  Threats, Responses, and Challenges.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2005.  426 p.
Book call no.:  355.0330538 C794n

Falola, Toyin and Genova, Ann.  The Politics of the Global Oil Industry:  An Introduction.  Westport, CT, Praeger, 2005.  262 p.
Book call no.:  382.45 F196p

Goodman, A.  Asymmetric Strategies in the Middle East.  Shrivenham, UK, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, 2007.  28 p.
See section:  "Saudi Strategy:  Hedging or Omni-Balancing?"
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/middle-east/07%2829%29AG.pdf
Book call no.:  327.73056 G653a

Hamzawy, Amr.  The Saudi Labyrinth:  Evaluating the Current Political Opening.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/CP68.hamzawy.FINAL.pdf
Book call no.:  321.809538 H232s

Herd, Graeme P.  The Birth Pangs of a New Middle East?  Camberley, UK, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Conflict Studies Research Centre, 2006.  7 p.
See:  "Saudi Arabia and Iran:  Sunni-Shia Geopolitics?"
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/middle-east/06%2844%29GH.pdf
Book call no.:  956.054 H541b

The Limits of Culture:  Islam and Foreign Policy, edited by Brenda Shaffer.  Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2006.  350 p.
See:  "Culture and Alliances:  U.S. Portrayals of Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan before and after September 11, 2001."
Book call no.:  327.091767 L734

Long, David E.  Culture and Customs of Saudi Arabia.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2005.  124 p.
Book call no.:  306.09538 L848c

Manea, Elham.  Regional Politics in the Gulf:  Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen.  London, SAQI, 2005.  192 p.
Book call no.:  320.953 M274r

MeI'noret, Pascal.  The Saudi Enigma:  A History, translated by Patrick Camiller.  New York, Zed Politics, 2005.  257 p.
Book call no.:  953.8052 M547s

Posner, Gerald L.  Secrets of the Kingdom:  The Inside Story of the Saudi-U.S. Connection.  New York, Random House, 2005.  2005 p.
Book call no.:  327.538073 P855s

Saudi Arabia in the Balance:  Political Economy, Society, Foreign Affairs, edited by Paul Aarts and Gerd Nonneman.  Washington Square, NY, New York University Press, 2005.  462 p.
Book call no.:  953.8053 S2551

The Shiite Question in Saudi Arabia.  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, International Crisis Group, 2005.  21 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/getfile.cfm?id=1972&tid=3678&type=pdf&l=1
Book call no.:  322.109538 S555

Simmons, Matthew R.  Twilight in the Desert:  The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy.  Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, 2005.  422 p.
Book call no.:  338.2728 S592t

Simpson, William.  The Prince:  The Secret Story of the World's Most Intriguing Royal, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.  New York, Regan Books, 2006.  480 p.
Book call no.:  327.538073092 S613p

Sunayama, Sonoko.  Syria and Saudi Arabia:  Collaboration and Conflicts in the Oil Era.  New York, Tauris Academic Studies, 2007.  269 p.
Book call no.:  327.53805691 S957s

Tollitz, Nino P.  Saudi Arabia:  Terrorism, U.S. Relations and Oil.  New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2005.  90 p.
Book call no.:  327.730538 S2551

Vietor, Richard H. K.  How Countries Compete:  Strategy, Structure, and Government in the Global Economy.  Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 2007.  305 p.
See chapter:  "Saudi Arabia:  Modernization Versus Westernization."
Book call no.:  382.1 V666h

Vitalis, Robert.  America's Kingdom:  Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier.  Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2007.  353 p.
Book call no.:  338.7665509538 V837a

Zuhur, Sherifa.  Saudi Arabia:  Islamic Threat, Political Reform, and the Global War on Terror.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2005.  65 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pdffiles/PUB598.pdf
Book call no.:  953.8053 Z94s


Documents

Prados, Alfred B.  Saudi Arabia:  Current Issues and U.S. Relations.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, 2006.  19 p.
Also available online at:  http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/70301.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.06-RL33533

Prados, Alfred B. and Blanchard, Christopher M.  Saudi Arabia:  Terrorist Financing Issues.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, 2005.  26 p.
Updated regularly.  Newest version, September 14, 2007, is available online at the link below.
Also available online at:  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/RL32499.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.05-RL32499

Waltermire, Bradley J.  Princes, Priests, and People:  Is Saudi Arabia the Next Iran?  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2005.  100 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA439539
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 W233p


Periodicals

Blanche, Ed.  Regional Briefing:  Gulf States.  Jane's Defence Weekly 42:28-33 February 9, 2005.

Bodansky, Yossef.  'Abdallah Assumes a Saudi Throne Beset by Succession Issues.  Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 33:7 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=940893311&sid=15&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Bowman, Bradley L.  Realism and Idealism:  US Policy Toward Saudi Arabia, from the Cold War to Today.  Parameters 35:91-105 Winter 2005-2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=943772681&sid=16&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Choi, Charles Q.  Arabian Brainpower.  Scientific American 298:18-19 February 2008.
Announces the building of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28164635&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hill, John.  Sino-Arabian Relations Flourish with the Oil Trade.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:50-51 July 2006.

Kanna, Ahmed.  Dubai in a Jagged World.  Middle East Report 243:22-29 Summer 2007.
Reports on the plight of immigrant workers in Dubai.

Knights, Michael.  Attack on Abqaig Highlights Growing Focus on Oil Targets.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:6-11 May 2006.

Knights, Michael.  Northern Gulf Vulnerable to Infiltration by Terrorist Groups.  Jane's Intelligence Review 17:6-15 October 2005.

Knights, Michael.  Saudi Terrorist Cells Await the Return of Jihadists from Iraq.  Jane's Intelligence Review 17:12-15 December 2005.

Koch, Andrew.  Investigators Suspect Nuclear Smuggling Network Is Still Active.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:41-45 July 2006.

Koch, Christian.  Kingdom Come:  Saudi Arabia Asserts Its Position as Regional Actor.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:36-38 August 2007.

Peterson, John E.  The Kingdom of Enigma:  Review Essay.  Survival 48:147-155 Summer 2006.

Saudi Arabia.  Military Technology - World Defence Almanac 2007 31, no.1:286-289 2007.

Saudi Arabia Launches Armed Forces Modernisation Drive.  Military Technology 30, no.10:108-111 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1166624271&sid=49&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Saudis Swing Behind Change in Syria.  Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 35:3 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1386765811&sid=58&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Multimedia

Smith, Martin.  House of Saud.  Alexandria, VA, PBS Video, 2005.  1 videodisc (120 min).
Also available online at:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/saud/
DVD 953.8053 H842

Van der Haak, Bregtje M.  Saudi Solutions.  Brooklyn, NY, First Run-Icarus Films, 2006.  1 videodisc (77 min.)
Profiles several professional Saudi women in order to understand what it means to be a modern woman in a fundamentalist Islamic society. In English and Arabic with English subtitles.
DVD 305.48697 S255


United Arab Emirates


Internet Resources

Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA - The World Factbook -- United Arab Emirates.  2008.
Available online at:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ae.html
Provides current information of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

United Arab Emirates Country Review 2008.  2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&bquery=(JN+%22United+Arab+Emirates+Country+Review%22+and+DT+20080701)&type=0&site=ehost-live
Presents a profile of the UAE - climate, languages, religions, economics, defense, government, social conditions, and history.


Books

Davidson, Christopher M.  The United Arab Emirates:  A Study in Survival.  Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2005.  333 p.
Book call no.:  953.57 D252u

Rugh, Andrea B.  The Political Culture of Leadership in the United Arab Emirates.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  269 p.
Book call no.:  306.2095357 R932p

UAE at a Glance 2007, edited by Ibrahim Al Abed.  London, Trident Press Ltd, 2007.  103 p.
Book call no.:  953.57 U11

United Arab Emirates 2007.  London, Trident Press, 2007.  352 p.
Book call no.:  953.57 U58u 2007

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Armed Services.  Briefing by Representatives from the Departments and Agencies Represented on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to Discuss the National Security Implications of the Acquisition of Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company by Dubai Ports World, a Government-Owned and - Controlled Firm of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Hearing.  109th Congress, 2nd session, February 23, 2006.  Washington, GPO, 2007.  61 p.
Book call no.:  332.6730973 U58b


Documents

Katzman, Kenneth.  The United Arab Emirates (UAE):  Issues for U.S. Policy.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, May 1, 2007.  1 vol.
Also available online at:  http://opencrs.cdt.org/rpts/RS21852_20070501.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.SER-RS21852


Periodicals

Abu Dhabi with Stronger Naval Touch - INDEX Revisited 16-21 February 2007.  Naval Forces 28:114-118 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1330241761&sid=7&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Bass, Eric H.  Dubai Air Show.  Armada International 30:28-31 April-May 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1044974821&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Copley, Gregory R.  Early Warning:  The Impact of the US Ports Affair.  Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 34:2 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1016689341&sid=21&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

"The First Priority Is Defending the UAE":  Interview with Maj. Gen. Khaled Abdullah al-Buainain.  Military Technology 29:11-12 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=940845631&sid=39&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Hewson, Robert.  Can the UAE Wield Its Power?  Jane's Defence Weekly 42:11 November 16, 2005.

Hughes, Robin.  Interview (with) Bill Saltzer, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ship Building.  Jane's Defence Weekly 43:34 March 15, 2006.

Jacobs, Keith.  Procurement Programmes of the Middle-East and North-African Navies.  Naval Forces 27:83-88+ 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1193787631&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Ripley, Tim.  Briefing:  United Arab Emirates Air Force.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:25-29 November 7, 2007.

Ripley, Tim.  Briefing:  United Arab Emirates Procurement.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:37-41+ February 7, 2007.

Siddiqi, Moin.  Stability:  The Golden Key to a Dazzling Decade of Development.  Middle East 385:32-37 January 2008.
Examines the stellar economic performance in Qatar, the UAE and Yemen and the inflationary pressures this performance has generated.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28073893&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Thornton, Emily and Reed, Stanley.  Who's Afraid of Mideast Money?  Business Week 4067:42-49 January 21, 2008.
Details the business strategy of Bader M. Al Sa'ad of Kuwait Investment Authority, and of Soud Ba'alawy of Dubai Financial Group.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28331239&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

The UAE after Zayed:  Following the Founding Father's Footsteps.  Military Technology 29, no.1:9-14 2005.

United Arab Emirates.  Military Technology - World Defence Almanac 2007 31, no.1:292-296 2007.

Younes, Bassem and Berkowitz, Carl.  Guidelines for Intermodal Connectivity and the Movement of Goods for Dubai.  Logistics Spectrum 40:27-35 July-September 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1179463661&sid=9&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Yemen


Internet Resources

Al-Hajjri, Ibrahim.  The New Middle East Security Threat:  The Case of Yemen and the GCC.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2007.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA469931

Central Intelligence Agency.  CIA - The World Factbook -- Yemen  2008.
Available online at:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ym.html
Provides current information of geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.

Yemen Country Review 2008.  2008.
Available online at: 
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=28123911&site=ehost-live
Presents a profile of the UAE - climate, languages, religions, economics, defense, government, social conditions, and history.


Books

Hollander, Isaac.  Jews and Muslims in Lower Yemen:  A Study in Protection and Restraint, 1918-1949.  Boston, Brill, 2005.  478 p.
Book call no.:  305.8924053 H737j

Schwedler, Jillian.  Faith in Moderation:  Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006.  252 p.
Book call no.:  324.2533082 S412f

Security Sector Reform in the Gulf, edited by Ellen Laipson.  Washington, Henry L. Stimson Center, 2006.  30 p.
Summary of a workshop on reform of the security sector in the Middle East region, with particular emphasis on the Arabian peninsula states (the six states of The Gulf Cooperation Council, plus Yemen) convened in February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://www.eisenhowerseries.com/pdfs/final_06/NATO_2006Final_report.pdf
Book call no.:  355.0330536 S4462

USA/Jordan/Yemen--Torture and Secret Detention Testimony of the 'Disappeared' in the 'War on Terror.'  London, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, 2005.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/engamr511082005
Book call no.:  973.931 U84


Documents

Saleh, Taiseer.  Yemen National Strategy to Combat Global Terrorism.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2006.  8 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA448617
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 S163y

Sharp, Jeremy M.  Yemen:  Current Conditions and U.S. Relations.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, 2007.  9 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL34170.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.07-RL34170


Periodicals

Blanche, Ed.  Regional Briefing:  Gulf States.  Jane's Defence Weekly 42:28-33 February 9, 2005.

Jacobs, Keith.  Procurement Programmes of the Middle-East and North-African Navies.  Naval Forces 27:83-88+ 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1193787631&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Siddiqi, Moin.  Stability:  The Golden Key to a Dazzling Decade of Development.  Middle East 385:32-37 January 2008.
Examines the stellar economic performance in Qatar, the UAE and Yemen and the inflationary pressures this performance has generated.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28073893&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv


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