Authors – Joseph A. Kéchichian

Joseph A. Kéchichian

Joseph A. Kechichian is an American scholar, historian and political scientist specializing on the Persian Gulf region, focusing in the domestic and regional concerns of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. He was previously a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation and is now a Senior Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research & Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and an author specializing in the Arabian/Persian Gulf region. ‘From Alliance to Union’ is one of his best works so far.







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From Alliance To Union



After the conservative Arab Gulf Monarchies – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – joined forces on 25 May 1981 within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), few fathomed that security requirements on and around the Arabian Peninsula would be so precarious. To answer their search for permanent stability, Arab Gulf rulers erected a regional alliance that sought to integrate internal and regional defenses, as well as strengthen their existing socio-economic ties.


Publisher: Folio Books

Binding: Paperback

Publishing date: August 2018

Pages: 380

Availability: Pre-order