The Origins of the Gulf Militaries: Britain and the Local Rulers


WHEN March 24, 2021
6:30-8 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open 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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