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Statebuilding and Counterinsurgency in Oman: Political, Military and Diplomatic Relations at the end of Empire

by James Worrall I.B.Tauris
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Pbk 336 pages
AU$59.99 NZ$62.61
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In the depths of the Cold War and in the wake of Britain s announcement of its intention to withdraw 'East of Suez' by the end of 1971, Britain was faced with the stark reality of a Marxist rebellion in the Dhofar province of Oman. 'State Building and Counter Insurgency in Oman' offers an exploration of the attempts by officials and politicians in Whitehall and the Gulf to reconcile attempts to protect national interests and create an effective, centralised Omani administration and security bodies, whilst maintaining the image of strategic withdrawal and the sovereign independence of Oman. This book thus provides vital information and analysis for students and researchers of Middle East History and Politics, the decline and end of empire and the policymaking processes at the heart of an imperial and military withdrawal.
James Worrall holds a PhD from the University of Leeds, where he also teaches in the School of Politics and International Relations.