Foreign policy has been crucial to the UAE, ever since its birth in 1971 following Britain's decision to withdraw from the Gulf. How is the federation's foreign policy formulated? What are the internal and external pressures which shape it? How can a small Gulf state survive in the modern world? Dr Hassan Hamdan al-Alkim, himself a UAE national, has not only studied the Emirates' policy-making process in depth. He has also interviewed some of those closely involved in it. His detailed and fully documented study outlines the origins of the UAE and describes the evolution of its policies towards its neighbours, the wider Arab world, and the big powers. Three case-studies examine relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the UAE's attitude towards the Palestine question.About the Author:
Hassan Hamdan al-Alkim was born in the UAE in 1958 and obtained a PhD in International Relations at Exeter University. He is a professor of Political Science at the UAE University, and the author of numerous articles on world politics.
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Descripción Saqi Books, London, 1989. orig. boards. Textual map. Ilustrador. 24x16cm, xxii,279 pp. Contents: The Historical Backround: The Underlying Historical & Political Dynamics; The Elements of Foreign-Policy Making: The Domestic Milieu: Political & Social Structures; The Domestic Milieu: Political Aggregation &Its Consequences for UAE Foreign Plliocy; The External Milieu; The Decision-Making Apparatus; Three Case Studies: UAE- Saudi Arabia Relations,1971-83; UAE- Iran Relations, 1971-83; The UAE's Committment to the Palestine Question, 1971-83; Appendices. Some rubbing and light scratches to binding. Corner bump. VG. Nº de ref. de la librería 028587