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Featured Author: Jeffrey R. Macris

Jeffrey R. Macris' recent Routledge book,The Politics and Security of the Gulf, is a comprehensive and thorough look at the history of the Gulf and the contemporary issues affecting the region. It is a historical narrative that examines two centuries of Persian Gulf history, along with Washington and London's role in shaping it.

Jeffrey R. Macris' recent Routledge book, The Politics and Security of the Gulf, is a comprehensive and thorough look at the history of the Gulf and the contemporary issues affecting the region. It is a historical narrative that examines two centuries of Persian Gulf history, along with Washington and London's role in shaping it. Jeffrey R. Macris' recent Routledge book, The Politics and Security of the Gulf (http://www.routledge.com/9780415778718), is a comprehensive and thorough look at the history of the Gulf and the contemporary issues affecting the region. It is a historical narrative that examines two centuries of Persian Gulf history, along with Washington and London's role in shaping it.    

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Jeffrey R. Macris serves as a Permanent Military Professor in the History Department at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he teaches Middle Eastern history, Ethics, and Western Civilization. His academic specialty is modern Persian Gulf history and the role of the Great Powers in it. A resident of the Persian Gulf for several years, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East region, and has worked with local military officers in Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Pakistan. He also served as officer-in-charge of an operational U.S. Navy aviation squadron detachment in Bahrain.

He holds an MA and PhD in Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and has a linguist certificate in Arabic.

Although it's his first publication with Routledge, published in December 2009, Jeffery Macris has already received a great recognition and wonderful review of the book from his colleagues in the field, calling it “A superb political-military study” and “A candid and honest appraisal of a highly controversial and emotional subject”.

You can meet the author during his upcoming speaking engagements at Military Writers' Society of America Book Signing, on January 23rd and during Annapolis Navy League Meeting on February 10th, 2010. Please visit author's webpage for further detail!

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  1. The Politics and Security of the Gulf

    Anglo-American Hegemony and the Shaping of a Region

    By Jeffrey R. Macris

    Since the 19th century the Gulf region has been an area of intense interest, having been influenced first by the British and more recently by the Americans. This book charts the changing security and political priorities of these two powers and how they have shaped the region. Adopting a...

    Published December 9th 2009 by Routledge