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 key areas like trade and investment, arms sales and military cooperation, and energy, Wearing shines a light on the shocking lengths the British state has gone to in order to support these regimes. As the UK s ties with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states 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
Rosemary Hollis, City, University of London
One of the most important interventions on British foreign policy in recent years. In light of the UK′s role in the disastrous war in Yemen, Wearing′s book could not be more urgent or necessary.
Owen Jones, The Guardian