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Saudi Arabia Under Ibn Saud:  Financial and Economic Foundations of the State (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017).

Oman Since 1970: Tradition Transformed

Defending Oman: A History of the Sultan's Armed Forces. (publication details not available)

Works in Progress

HIstorical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia (3rd ed.)

HIstorical Dictionary of the Gulf States (2nd ed.).  With Malcolm Peck.

A Modern History of Arabia.

The Modernization of Tradition: Political and Social Change in the Arabian Peninsula.

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Editor.  The Emergence of the Gulf States:  Studies in Modern History.  London:  Bloomsbury, June 2016.

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Oman's Insurgencies: The Sultanate's Struggle for Supremacy. London: Saqi, 2007.

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Historical Muscat: An Illustrated Guide and Gazetteer. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

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Defense and Regional Security in the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf States, 1973-2004. Revised edition; Dubai: Gulf Research Center, 2006

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Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia. 2nd ed., Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003.

Saudi Arabia and the Illusion of Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, July 2002. Adelphi Paper No. 348.

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Introduction

1. Saudi Conceptions of National and Gulf Security

2. The Internal Dimensions of Saudi Security

3. The Impact of 11 September 2001

Conclusion

Notes

The Arab Gulf States: Steps Towards Political Participation. New York: Praeger, for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1988. Washington Papers, No. 131.

Cross-Currents in the Gulf. Co-editor with H. Richard Sindelar III. London: Routledge, for the Middle East Institute, 1988.

Defending Arabia. London: Croom Helm; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.

Table of Contents, Abbreviations, and Preface

1. Introduction

2. Air Power and Empire in the Arabian Peninsula

3. Postwar Policy: British Retreat and Imperial Vestiges

4. The US and Gulf Security

5. US Military Options in the Gulf

6. Gulf Security and Gulf Self-Defence

7. Defending Arabia in the 1980s

Bibliography

Security in the Arabian Peninsula and Gulf States, 1973-1984. Washington: National Council on US-Arab Relations, 1985.

The Politics of Middle Eastern Oil. Editor. Washington: Middle East Institute, 1983.

Yemen: The Search for a Modern State. London: Croom Helm; Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.

Conflict in the Yemens and Superpower Involvement. Washington: Georgetown University, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 1981.

Oman in the Twentieth Century: Political Foundations of an Emerging State. London: Croom Helm; New York: Barnes & Noble, 1978.

Historical and Cultural Dictionary of the Sultanate of Oman and the Emirates of Eastern Arabia. Co-author with John Duke Anthony. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1976.

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Forthcoming

"America and Oman: The Context for Nearly Two Centuries of Relations." Prepared for "Symposium on the Voyage of Sultana to New York in 1840," Public Authority for Radio & TV, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 3-4 December 2014.

"Yemen: Tribes, the State, and the Awakening." In Uzi Rabi, ed., Tribes and States in a Changing Middle East (London: Hurst; New York: Oxford University Press; forthcoming 2016).

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"A Survey of Historical Studies of the UAE in Western Languages." Meant to appear in Fred Lawson, ed., Explorations in UAE History (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press), but publication abandoned.

"Oman's Next Sultan Will Face Greater Social Challenges." Oxford Analytica, 12 May 2015.

"Oman's Uncertain Prospects After Qaboos" (longer version of Oxford Analytica piece, 14 April 2015)

"The Arabian Peninsula in Modern Times: A Historiographical Survey of Recent Publications." Journal of Arabian Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 (December 2014), pp. 244-274.

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"Some Reflections on Social Change and Continuity in Oman and the Gulf." Third Symposium of Sultan Qaboos Academic Chairs, "Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Development," University of Tokyo, 2-3 October 2014.

"Muscat as a Port City." In Lawrence G. Potter, ed., The Gulf in Modern Times: Peoples, Ports and History (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 153-172.

"The Baluch Presence in the Persian Gulf." In Lawrence G. Potter, ed., Sectarian Politics in the Persian Gulf (London: Hurst; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 229-244.

"Abu Dhabi." Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd ed. (2013), pp. 22-25.

"Yemen On the Precipice: Governing the Ungovernable." In Abbas Kadhim, ed., Governance in the Middle East and North Africa: A Handbook (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 306-318.

"The Solitary Sultan and the Construction of the New Oman." In Abbas Kadhim, ed., Governance in the Middle East and North Africa: A Handbook (London: Routledge, 2013), pp. 319-329.

"The GCC States: Participation, Opposition, and the Fraying of the Social Contract." London: London School of Economics and Politics, The Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States, December 2012, No. 26.

"Oman Succession Unlikely to Jeopardise Security." Oxford Analytica, 8 November 2012

"Sovereignty and Boundaries in the Gulf States: Settling the Peripheries." In Mehran Kamrava, ed., The International Politics of the Gulf (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011), pp. 21-49.

"Oman Faces the 21st Century." In Mary Ann Tetreault, Gwenn Okruhlik, and Andrzej Kapiszewski, eds., Political Change in the Arab Gulf States: Stuck in Transition (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2011), pp. 99-118.

"Life After Oil: Economic Alternatives for the Arab Gulf States." Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Summer 2009), pp. 1-18.

"Bahrain: Reform, Promise, and Reality." In Joshua Teitelbaum, ed., Political Liberalization in the Persian Gulf (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), pp. 157-185.

"Britain and State Formation in the Gulf: The Case of Qatar and Shaikh Jasim bin Muhammad," Symposium on Jasim b. Muhammad b. Thani, Qatar National Day (2009)

"Britain and State Formation in the Gulf: The Case of Abu Dhabi and Shaikh Zayid bin Khalifah." In New Perspectives On Recording UAE History (Abu Dhabi: National Center for Documentation and Research, 2009), pp. 207-214.

"Britain and State Formation in the Gulf: The Case of Abu Dhabi and Shaikh Zayid bin Khalifah." (ARABIC VERSION)

"The United States and Yemen: A History of Unfulfilled Expectations." In Robert E. Looney, ed., Handbook of US-Middle East Relations: Formative Factors and Regional Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 502-512.

"Britain and the Gulf: At the Periphery of Empire." In Lawrence G. Potter, ed., The Persian Gulf in History (New York: Palgrave, 2009), pp. 277-293.

"Foreign Military Presence and Its Role in Reinforcing Regional Security: A Double-Edged Sword," in Arabian Gulf Security: Internal and External Challenges (Abu Dhabi: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 2008), pp. 183-205.

"Rulers, Merchants, and Shaykhs in Gulf Politics: The Function of Family Networks." In Alanoud Alsharekh, ed., The Gulf Family: Kinship Policies and Modernity (London: Saqi, 2007), pp. 21-36.

"Qatar and the World: Branding for a Micro-State." Middle East Journal, Vol. 60, No. 4 (Autumn 2006), pp. 732-748

"Qatar and the World: Branding for a Micro-State." Polish version in K. Gorak-Sosnowska and R. Czulda, eds., The State of Qatar: Economy - Politics - Culture (2009), pp. 37-53.

“The Arab Gulf States: Further Steps Toward Political Representation.” Gulf Research Center, Gulf Papers, July 2006.

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"The Kingdom of Enigma: Review Essay." Survival, Vol. 48, No. 2 (Summer 2006), pp. 147-156.

The Emergence of Post-Traditional Oman. Durham: University of Durham, Durham Middle East Papers No. 78, Sir William Luce Fellowship Paper No. 5, 2004.

"Oman: Three and a Half Decades of Change and Development. " Middle East Policy, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Summer 2004), pp. 125-137.

"Oman's Diverse Society: Southern Oman." Middle East Journal, Vol. 58, No. 2 (Spring 2004), pp. 254-269.

"Oman's Diverse Society: Northern Oman." Middle East Journal, Vol. 58, No. 1 (Winter 2004), pp. 32-51.

"Oman's Social Structure." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Supplement (2004).

"The United Arab Emirates: Economic Vibrancy and US Interests." Asian Affairs (London), Vol. 34, Part 2 (July 2003), pp. 216-227.

"L'Odyssée de l'Oman: de l'Imamat au Sultanat." In Marc Lavergne et Brigitte Dumortier, eds., L'Oman contemporain (Paris: Karthala, 2002), pp. 29-41.

"L'édification de l'État en Oman depuis 1970." In Marc Lavergne et Brigitte Dumortier, eds., L'Oman contemporain (Paris: Karthala, 2002), pp. 78-84.

"Bahrain's First Reforms Under Amir Hamad." Asian Affairs (London), Vol. 33, Part 2 (June 2002), pp. 216-227.

"What Makes the Gulf States Endure?" In Joseph J. Kechichian, ed., Iran, Iraq and the Gulf States (New York: Palgrave, 2001), pp. 451-460.

(With Dawn Chatty) "Muscat." In Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember, eds., Encyclopaedia of Urban Cultures (Danbury, CT: Grolier, 2002), Vol. 3, pp. 283-288.

(With Dawn Chatty) "Oman." In Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember, eds., Countries and Their Cultures (New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001), Vol. 3, pp. 1681-1689.

"Saudi-American Relations After 11 September 2001." Asian Affairs (London), Vol. 33, Part 1 (February 2002), pp. 102-114.

"The Historical Pattern of Gulf Security." In Gary Sick and Lawrence Potter, eds., Security in the Persian Gulf: Origins, Obstacles, and the Search for Consensus (New York: Palgrave, 2001), pp. 7-31.

"The Nature of Succession in the Gulf." Middle East Journal, Vol. 55, No. 4 (Autumn 2001), pp. 580-601.

"Succession in the States of the Gulf Cooperation Council." Washington Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Autumn 2001), pp. 173-186.

"The Future of Gulf Security After the Kuwait War." In Royal United Services Institute and Brassey's Defence Yearbook 1992 (London: Brassey's UK, 1992), pp. 131-143.

"The Arabian Peninsula in Modern Times: A Historiographical Survey." American Historical Review, Vol. 96, No. 5 (December 1991), pp. 1435-1449.

"Yemen." In 1991 Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1991), pp. 515-519.

"The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen." In 1990 Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1990), pp. 578-584.

"Oman." Encyclopaedia Britannica (1990).

"Change and Continuity in Arab Gulf Society." In Charles Davies, ed., After the War: Iraq, Iran and the Gulf (Chichester, West Sussex: Carden Publications, 1990), pp. 287-312.

"The Political Status of Women in the Arab Gulf States." Middle East Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Winter 1989), pp. 34-50.

"The United States and the Gulf: A Fraying Relationship." Middle East Insight, Vol. 6, No. 4 (1989), pp. 47-51.

"Security Concerns in the Arabian Peninsula." In Mohammed Ahrari, ed., The Gulf and International Security in the 1980s and Beyond (London: Macmillan, 1989), pp. 101-126.

"The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen." In 1989 Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1989), pp. 506-510.

"Qabus bin Said" and "Said bin Taymur." In Bernard Reich, ed., Political Leaders of the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa: A Biographical Dictionary (New York: Greenwood Press, 1989), pp. 413-417 and pp. 475-479.

"The GCC States After the Iran-Iraq War." American-Arab Affairs, No. 26 (Fall 1988), pp. 96-106.

"People's Democratic Republic of Yemen." In Michael Adams, ed., The Middle East: A Handbook (London: Muller, Blond and White; New York: Facts on File, 1988), pp. 533-544.

"Oman." In Michael Adams, ed., The Middle East: A Handbook (London: Muller, Blond and White; New York: Facts on File, 1988), pp. 533-544.

"The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen." In 1988 Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1988), pp. 436-441.

"The Future of Federalism in the United Arab Emirates." In H. Richard Sindelar III and J.E. Peterson, eds., Cross-Currents in the Gulf: Arab, Regional, and Global Interests (London: Routledge, 1988), pp. 198-230.

"The Gulf: American Strategic Interests and Military Options." Review article in the Middle East Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4 (1987), pp. 621-625.

"Europe and the Crisis in the Gulf." Europe Magazine, November 1987, pp. 24-25, 47.

"Oman's Odyssey: From Imamate to Sultanate." In B.R. Pridham, ed., Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Developments (London: Croom Helm, 1987), pp. 1-16.

"The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen." In 1987 Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1987), pp. 463-470.

"The GCC and Regional Security." In John Sandwick, ed., The Gulf Cooperation Council: Moderation and Stability in an Interdependent World (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1987), pp. 169-203; reprinted in American-Arab Affairs, No. 20 (Spring 1987), pp. 62-90.

"Arab Nationalism and the Idealist Politician: The Career of Sulayman al-Baruni." In James Piscatori and George S. Harris, eds., Law, Personalities and Politics of the Middle East: Essays in Honor of Majid Khadduri (Washington: Middle East Institute, 1987), pp. 124-139.

"The Emergence of Nation-States in the Arabian Peninsula." GeoJournal, Vol. 13, No. 3 (1986), pp. 197-200.

"The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen." In 1986 Yearbook on International Communist Affairs (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1986), pp. 453-455.

"The Islands of Arabia: Their Recent History and Strategic Importance." Arabian Studies, Vol. 7 (1985), pp. 23-35.

"Egypt: Mainspring of Arab Power." (co-author with Joseph J. Malone) In Rodney W. Jones and Steve Hildreth, eds., Third World Regional Powers and the Future of Conflict: Modern Arms and Defense Policies (New York: Preager, 1985), pp. 223-263.

"Saudi Arabia at the Threshold." In David H. Partington, ed., The Middle East Annual: Issues and Events, Vol. 4 - 1984 (Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985), pp. 53-82.

"The Two Yemens and the International Impact of Inter-Yemeni Relations." In William L. Dowdy and Russell B. Trood, eds., The Indian Ocean: Perspectives on a Strategic Arena (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1985), pp. 208-225.

"Defending Arabia: Evolution of Responsibility." Orbis, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Autumn 1984), pp. 465-488.

"American Policy in the Gulf and the Sultanate of Oman." American-Arab Affairs, No. 8 (1984), pp. 117-130.

"Legitimacy and Political Change in Yemen and Oman." Orbis, Vol. 27, No. 4 (Winter 1984), pp. 971-998.

"Nation-Building and Political Development in the Two Yemens." In Brian Pridham, ed., Contemporary Yemen: Politics and Historical Development (London: Croom Helm, 1984), pp. 85-101.

"The Arab Response to the Iranian Challenge in the Gulf." In Philip H. Stoddard, ed., The Middle East in the 1980s: Problems and Prospects (Washington: Middle East Institute, 1983), pp. 153-164.

"The Yemen Arab Republic and the Politics of Balance." Asian Affairs (London), Vol. 68, Pt. 3 (October 1981), pp. 254-266.

"The Sultanate of Oman: New Alliances, Continuing Policies." In The Impact of the Iranian Events Upon Persian Gulf and United States Security (Washington: American Foreign Policy Institute, 1979), pp. 165-182.

"Political Directions in Kuwait and the Gulf, 1979." In The Impact of the Iranian Events Upon Persian Gulf and United States Security (Washington: American Foreign Policy Institute, 1979), pp. 65-88.

"British Financial Advisors in Muscat During the Interwar Period." Arabian Studies, Vol. 5 (1979), pp. 131-139.

"South-West Arabia and the British During World War I." Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 2, No. 4 (1979), pp. 18-37.

"Tribes and Politics in Eastern Arabia." Middle East Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3 (1977), pp. 297-312.

"Guerrilla Warfare and Ideological Confrontation in the Arabian Peninsula: The Rebellion in Dhufar." World Affairs, Vol. 139, No. 4 (1977), pp. 278-295.

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"The Revival of the Ibadi Imamate and the Threat to Muscat, 1913-1920." Arabian Studies, Vol. 3 (1976), pp. 165-188.

"Britain and 'the Oman War': An Arabian Entanglement." Asian Affairs (London), Vol. 63, Pt. 3 (October 1976), pp. 285-298.

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