In this ground-breaking analysis, David Wearing argues that the Gulf Arab monarchies constitute the UK’s most important and lucrative alliances in the global south. They are central both to the British government’s ambitions to retain its status in the world system, and to its post-Brexit economic strategy. Exploring the complex and intertwined structures of UK-Gulf relations in trade and investment, arms sales and military cooperation, and energy, Wearing shines a light on the shocking lengths to which the British state has gone in order to support these regimes. As these issues continue to make the headlines, this book lifts the lid on ‘AngloArabia’ and what’s at stake for both sides.
Tables and Figures
Chapter 1 (–) Empire’s Legacy
Chapter 2 Oil and Gas: the Strategic and Commercial Prize
Chapter 3: British neoliberalism and Gulf capitalism: a perfect fit.
Chapter 4: How important is Gulf wealth to British capitalism?
Chapter 5: Arming Authoritarianism
Chapter 6: The Arab Uprisings and the War in Yemen