China’s Growing Engagement in the Middle East: Changing the Horizons of Middle East Politics?

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Dr. Timothy Niblock Professor Tim Niblock is Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Exeter. He began his academic career at the University of Khartoum in Sudan (1969-77), where he served as Associate Professor on secondment from the University of Reading. He first came to Exeter in 1978, as Research Fellow in Gulf Studies. He went on to establish the Middle East Politics Programme, of which he became Director. In 1993 he was appointed to the Chair in Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Durham, and was made Director of the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies there. In 1999 he returned to the University of Exeter and served as Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies from 1999 to 2005.

He has written widely on the Politics, Political Economy and International Relations of the Arab world. Among his books are: Saudi Arabia: Power, Legitimacy and Survival (Routledge, 2006), ‘Pariah States’ and Sanctions in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya and Sudan (Lynne Rienner, 2001), Muslim Communities in the New Europe (edited, Gerd Nonneman and Bogdan Szajkowski, Ithaca Press 1997), Economic and Political Liberalisation in the Middle East (edited, with Emma Murphy, British Academic Press, 1993), Class and Power in Sudan (Macmillan, 1987), Iraq: the Contemporary State (edited, Croom Helm, 1982), State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (edited, Croom Helm, 1981), and Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf (edited, Croom Helm, 1980). He was also editor, with Rodney Wilson, of the 6-volume Political Economy of the Middle East (Edward Elgar, 2000). He has a new book on Saudi Arabia, The Political Economy of Saudi Arabia (Routledge, 2007) which came out in November of last year.