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Book The Persian Gulf and Pacific Asia : from indifference to interdependence / Christopher Davidson.
Publication year: c2010.
Call Number DS326 .D28 2010
Media class: Book
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231702164 0231702167
Series title: Power and politics in the gulf
Extent: xiv, 145 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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What began as a basic twentieth-century marriage of convenience founded on the trading of hydrocarbon has now evolved into a complex, long-term commitment guaranteeing the continuous exchange of resources and requirements. The author details the eastern and western factors that have brought Asia and the Gulf closer together: building lucrative opportunities for Pacific-Asian construction and, in China's case, vast labor forces. Although this relationship has yet to include military arrangements, evidence suggests that the two regions have bolstered other noneconomic ties. Davidson unwinds the complex links between these emerging powers and shows how their unique economic, political, geographical, and cultural identities both strengthen and threaten their future partnership.
Introduction -- Historical background -- Economic and demographic comparison -- The hydrocarbon trade -- The non-hydrocarbon trade -- Investments and joint ventures -- Construction and labour contracts -- An Asian security umbrella? -- Diplomacy and dialogue -- Future initiatives and collaborations -- Conclusion.