The Origins of the Gulf Militaries: Britain and the Local Rulers
WHENMarch 24, 2021 6:30-8pmWHERE
WHONYU Abu Dhabi InstituteOpen to the Public
Ash Rossiter’s recent book, Security in the Gulf: Local Militaries before British Withdrawal, provides an overview of British Gulf security policy before 1971. Rather than reverting to its own military forces, Britain desired the Gulf rulers to acquire a monopoly over the use of force within their territories and to be in a stronger position to defend their own domains. In this talk, the author discusses the security forces that emerged – armed police forces, gendarmeries, and militaries – and Britain’s involvement in their establishment and running.
* Time: 6:30pm Gulf Standard Time 10:30am Eastern Daylight Time
The talk tonight will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for further updates regarding the new date.
Ash Rossiter, Author, "Security in the Gulf: Local Militaries before British Withdrawal" (Cambridge University Press, 2020); Assistant Professor of International Security, Khalifa University
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