Arabian Peninsula Background Notes
This series of background notes is intended to provide information on various events, developments, and personalities in the
recent history and politics of the Arabian Peninsula. The material they contain is derived from secondary publications and
unpublished matter, archival sources, and the author's personal observations and interviews. They lay no claim to being comprehensive
or fully accurate. Although considerable effort has been made to assure the reliability of the information they contain, their
accuracy is limited to the information contained in the sources listed in the note. It is anticipated that new APBNs will
be issued on a continuing but irregular basis, as the author's time allows. The contents of these notes may be freely quoted
and cited provided both the author and source are given.
APBN-001. Oman: al-Ghafiriyah and al-Hinawiyah Tribal Confederations (September 2003).
APBN-002. Bahrain: The 1994-1999 Uprising (January 2004).
APBN-003. Saudi Arabia: Internal Security Incidents Since 1979 (January 2004; updated to 31 December 2007).
APBN-004. Oman: The 1966 Assassination Attempt on Sultan Sa`id b. Taymur (August 2004).
APBN-005. The Shi`ah Dimension in Gulf Politics (July 2007)
APBN-006. The al-Huthi Conflict in Yemen (August 2008)
and Politics in Yemen (December 2008)
APBN-008. Political Activism Among Shi'ah in Kuwait (July
APBN-009. British Counter-Insurgency Campaigns and Implications for
Iraq (August 2009)
Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula. (Updated September 2014)
Bibliography of Saudi Arabia.
Chronology of Saudi Arabia.