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A landmark book that will be vital to historians of Oman and analysts of the geopolitics of the Persian Gulf. Draws on previously unpublished Foreign Office archive materials.
Oman's location at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, pincering oil flows with Iran, is of huge strategic importance and makes it the focus on increasing political interest.
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Stuart Laing was British Ambassador to Oman (2002-2005) and Kuwait (2005-2008) before moving into academia and taking on the role of Master at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His wife, Sibella Laing, a fellow Cambridge graduate, played a central role in the research and preparation of material for this book.
Robert John Alston, CMG, QSO, DL served as British Ambassador to Oman from 1986-1990 before going on to become British High Commissioner to New Zealand and subsequently Governor to the Pitcairn Islands.
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