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Author 1Edmund O'Sullivan
Book DescriptionThe New Gulf provides a concise but complete description of the Arabian countries benefiting most from the affluence sweeping the Middle East in the twenty-first century. It is also designed to answer questions from seasoned residents or first-time visitors. The book places developments in each of the six Gulf states within its proper historical context, and also details the origins, achievements and evolution of Islam. Much of the book's focus is on the people who have shaped its past and are leading it into the future.
FormatHardcover
Editorial ReviewA new Gulf is rising - one that will be radically different to the one we know. This book is about the economic, social and political transformation sweeping the 6 Gulf states of the GCC... Now the fastest growing part of the world economy. This absorbing new publication provides a concise but complete description of the Arabian countries benefiting most from the affluence sweeping the Middle East in the 21st century. The New Gulf - How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good focuses on the economic, social and political transformation sweeping the Gulf states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It provides a timely explanation of how the region was developed and the significant impact it will have on the world in the years to come. The author, Edmund O'Sullivan, delves into Arabia's past to narrate a remarkable story. It encompasses Adam and Eve, Alexander..Persians..Rome..Byzantium.. Islam..the Seljuks..Ottomans..Portuguese.,Dutch..British traders. Finally, he describes the dramas of the 20th C, incl. oil that made the Gulf one of the world's most vital regions. Turning to the present, he forecasts the 6 Arabian countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to become the sixth largest economy in the world by 2030. He predicts the civilization emerging in the New Gulf will help transform the wider region for the better, with profound and inspiring consequences. O'Sullivan challenges the common assertion that the Gulf is a permanent source of political instability and that conflict in the region is inevitable. He foresees its growing affluence as having a profound, positive and irreversible impact on some of the biggest issues both the region and the world face in the 21st century. Putting years of experience and specialized knowledge into a single volume, The New Gulf: How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good is essential reading for residents in - or visitors to - the Gulf.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherMotivate Publishing
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