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Emeritus Professor Tim Niblock

BA in PPE (Oxon), Cert. des Hautes Etudes Europeenes (Bruges), PhD in Internat. Relations (Sussex)

Professor Emeritus

My research interests cover a wide range of areas related to the politics, economics and international relations of the Arab and Islamic worlds. Of central concern have been the political economy of the states of the Arab world, the international relations of the Middle Eastern region, the relations between Gulf countries and East /South Asian Countries, Islam and the state, and issues relating to civil society and democratisation in Arab and Islamic states. Most of my teaching in recent years has been at the postgraduate level, and the bulk of this has taken the form of PhD supervision. Geographically, my interests were strongest in North-East Africa at the start of my career, with a strong interest also in Iraq and Libya, but in recent years this has shifted towards the Arabian peninsula, and currently I am writing mostly on relations between Gulf countries and other Asian countries.

For overall publications list and full CV please click on 'Other.'  For a shortened CV with listing of book publications, click on 'Biography.' For a full listing of Phd supervision see my CV below.

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Research interests

My research interests fall mainly into the following areas

i. The political economy of Arab and Islamic states, with particular reference to Sudan, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia and the smaller Arab states of the Gulf. Specific attention is focused on the social and political effects of economic liberalisation in these states. A book project examining the political economy of Saudi Arabia is nearing completion. Earlier, a 6-volume collection of articles was jointly edited with Rodney Wilson, under the overall title "The Political Economy of the Middle East" (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2000). The wider theoretical framework through which Middle Eastern political economy is approached are those of underdevelopment, the dynamics of rentier state economies, and liberalisation/democratisation theories.

ii. The international relations of Middle Eastern states, with particular reference to the interactions between these states and the wider international community. A recent focus has been on the impact of UN sanctions on Iraq, Libya and Sudan, on which a book was written: " 'Pariah States' and Sanctions in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya and Sudan" Lynne Rienner, London, 2001). A long-running interest has been on EU policies towards, and relations with, Middle Eastern states.

iii The Gulf and Asia: Up to the present, my publications in this field have been focused mainly on the Gulf and China, but I am now broadening the focus to Gulf relations with Asia as a whole – in particular China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Two articles focused on China and the Gulf were: “China’s Growing Involvement in the Gulf”, and “China’s Intensifying Relationship with Saudi Arabia” (with Norafidah Ismail), in Shen, S, and Blanchard, J-M, Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China (New York: Lexington Books, 2010). More widely, an edited book: Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century (Gerlach, Berlin, 2013).

iv. Islam and the state: the role of religion in state-building and state-resisting, with particular reference to the Middle East. Also issues of human rights in Islamic perspectives, focusing on the interplay between universalism and cultural relativity. The position of Muslim communities in Europe has recently come within the scope of this research interest, and has encompassed the social, economic and political conditions facing these communities. An edited work on this, jointly with Gerd Nonneman and Bogdan Szajkowski, was published in 1996: "Muslim Communities in the New Europe".

v. Legitimacy, civil society and political power in the Arab World. A recent book of mine within this sphere is Saudi Arabia: Power, Legitimacy and Survival (Routledge, London, 2006).

 

Publications

(a) Books

i Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf (ed.), (Croom Helm,
 London, 1980), 242pp.

ii State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (ed.), (Croom Helm,
 London, 1981), 326pp.

iii Iraq: the Contemporary State (ed.), (Croom Helm, London, 1982), 283pp.

iv Prospects for the World Oil Industry (ed. with Richard Lawless),
 (Croom Helm, London, May 1985), 131pp., 32 tables

v Class and Power in Sudan: the Dynamics of Sudanese Politics, 1898-
 1985, (Macmillan, London, 1987) 391pp.

vi Sira' al-Sultah wa al-Tharwah fi al-Sudan: munthu al-Istiqlal wa hata
 al-Intifadah (The Struggle for Power and Resources in Sudan: from
 Independence to the Uprising), (University of Khartoum Press, 1990,
 2nd. edition 1995), 300pp.

vii Political and Economic Liberalisation in the Middle East ed. with
 Emma Murphy, (British Academic Press, London, 1993), 302pp.

viii Muslim Communities in the New Europe ed. with Gerd Nonneman and
 Bogdan Szajkowski, (Ithaca Press, Reading, 1996), ix + 346pp.

ix Security Challenges in the Mediterranean Region ed. with Roberto
 Aliboni and George Joffe, (Frank Cass, London, 1996), 195pp.

x-xvi Political Economy of the Middle East, six volumes jointly edited with Rodney Wilson. Volume I: Economic Development, 384pp., Volume II: International Economic Relations, 320pp., Volume III: Islamic Economics, 528pp., Volume IV: Economic and Political Liberalisation, 448pp., Volume V: The Role of the State, 448pp., Volume VI: Oil, 400pp., (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2000)

xvii Sanctions and the "Pariah States" in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya and Sudan, (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, 2001), 241pp.

xviii Al-‘Uqubat wa al-Mambudhun fi al-Sharq al-Awsat (Sanctions and the “Pariah States” in the Middle East – translation of xi), (Centre for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, 2001), 268pp.

xix Saudi Arabia: Power, Legitimacy and Survival (Routledge, London, 2006), 206pp.

xx        Al-Mamlakah al-Arabiyah al-Suudiyah (Gulf Research Centre, Dubai, 2006), 210pp. Translation of the above-mentioned Routledge book.

xxi The Political Economy of Saudi Arabia (Routledge, London, 2007), 254pp.

xxii Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century: the Local to Global Transformation (ed), (Gerlach, Berlin, 2013), 370pp.
 

(b) Non-Book Monographs

i Dilemmas of Non-Oil Economic Development in the Arab Gulf, (Arab
 Research Centre, London, 1980), 40pp.

ii Economic Liberalisation in the Arab World: its Social and Political
 Significance, (RUSEL, Exeter, 1991), 18pp.


(c) Chapters in Books, Proceedings

i 'East Africa and the Commonwealth', in Collected Seminar Papers on
 the Impact of African Issues on the Commonwealth, (Institute of
 Commonwealth Studies, London, 1969), pp.31-47

ii 'Theory and the Integration of the Arab Gulf', in M. Al-Najjar (ed.),
 Man and Society in the Arab Gulf, (University of Basrah Publications,
 Basrah, 1980), pp.173-190

iii 'Introduction' in T. Niblock (ed.), Social and Political Development
 in the Arab Gulf, (Croom Helm, London, 1980), pp.11-19

iv 'Prospects for Integration in the Arab Gulf, in T. Niblock (ed.),
 Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf, (Croom Helm,
 London, 1980), pp. 187-209

v 'Can the Indian Ocean States keep out the Great Powers?' in A. Farid,
 Oil and Security in the Arabian Gulf, (Croom Helm, London, 1981),
 pp. 130-133

vi 'The Role of the Sudanese Socialist Union in Sudan's System of
 Government', in C. Allen (ed.), Post-Independence Sudan, Centre of
 African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1981), pp.11-24

vii 'Introduction', in T. Niblock (ed.), State, Society and Economy in Saudi
 Arabia, (Croom Helm, London, 1981), pp.11-22

viii 'Social Structure and the Development of the Saudi Arabian Political
 System', in T. Niblock (ed.), State, Society and Economy in Saudi
 Arabia, (Croom Helm, London, 1982), pp.75-105

ix 'The Emergence of an Industrial Working Class in the Sudan under
 Condominium Rule', in La Classe Ouvriere dans le Monde Arab, collected
 conference papers, (Research Centre on Workers' Culture, Algiers,
 1984), pp.420-64

x 'Introduction' in T. Niblock (ed.), Iraq: the Contemporary State,
 (Croom Helm, London, 1982), pp.1-7

xi 'Iraqi Policies towards the Arab States of the Gulf, 1958-81' in T.
 Niblock (ed.), Iraq: the Contemporary State, (Croom Helm, London,
 1982), pp.125-149

xii 'Le Golfe dans la Politique Etrangere de l'Irak, 1968-82', in B.
 Kodami (ed.), Quelle Securite pour le Golfe?, (Institut Francais des
 Relations Internationales, Paris, 1984), pp.65-86

xiii 'Erdolwirtschaft und ihr Einfluss auf die sozialen und politischen
 Strukturen der Golfregion', in F. Scholz (ed.), Die Golfstaaten,
 (Westerman, Braunschweig, 1985), pp.187-200

xiv 'Al-Khalij wa Siyaasat al 'Iraq al-Khalijah' (The Gulf and Iraq's
 Gulf Policy) in B.Q.Dawish (ed.), Amn al-Khalij, (Ecogroup, Paris,
 1986), pp.58-71

xv 'Numayri's Fall: the Economic Basis', in M. Abd al-Rahim, R. Badal,
 A. Hardallo and P. Woodward, (eds.) Sudan Since Independence,
 Gower, London, 1986), pp.34-41

xvi 'Interactions of State and Economy in Sudan: the Experience of a
 Critical Period, in Collected Conference Papers, (BRISMES, London,
 1986), pp.293.306

xvii 'International Relations' in P. Auchterlonie (ed.), The Middle East
 and Islam: a Bibliographical Introduction, 1977-83, (Inter
 Documentation Company, Zug, 1986), pp.122-7

xviii 'Modern Arabia and the Gulf States' in P. Auchterlonie (ed.), The
 Middle East and Islam: a Bibliographical Introduction, 1977-83,
 (Inter Documentation Company, Zug, 1986), pp.135-41

xix 'The Economics of the Israeli Settlements in the Occupied
 Territories: a Commentary', in League of Arab States, Israeli
 Settlements in the Occupied Arab Territories, (League of Arab States,
 Tunis, 1987), pp.269-76

xx 'Introduction', in H. Al-Alkim, The Foreign Policy of the United Arab
 Emirates, (Saqi Books, London, 1989), pp.xv-xix

xxi 'The State of the Art in British Middle Eastern Studies', in T.
 Ismael, The State of the Art in Middle Eastern Studies, (Praeger,
 New York, 1989), pp. 39-57

xxii 'The Gulf Crisis and the Comprehension of Middle Eastern Politics', in
 T. Ismael and J. Ismael (eds.), Politics and Government in the Middle
 East and North Africa, (Miami, Florida International University
 Press, 1991) pp.ix-xiv

xxiii 'The Nature of Community in the Middle East: a Case Study of Sudan',
 in T. Kuroda and R. Lawless (eds.) The Nature of the Islamic
 Community, (Tokyo, Keiso Shobo, 1991), pp.209-232  

xxiv 'Islamic Movements and Sudan's Political Coherence', in H. Bleuchot,
 C. Delmet and D. Hopwood (eds.),  Sudan: History, Identity, Ideology,
 (Reading, Ithaca Press, 1991), pp.253-268

xxv 'The Background to the Change of Government in 1985', in P. Woodward
 (ed.), Sudan after Nimeiri, (London, Routledge, 1991), pp.34-44

xxvi 'Arab Losses, First World Gains', in J. Gittings (ed.), Beyond the
 Gulf War: the Middle East and the New World Order, (London, CIIR,
 1991), pp.77-85

xxvii 'The Realms within which Regional Cooperation and Integration could
 be Fostered' in G. Nonneman (ed.), The Middle East and Europe: an
 Integrated Communities Approach, (London, Federal Trust, 1992),
 pp. 45-52. Also in second edition 1993.

xxviii 'The Eastern Arab World: Background Assessment', in G. Nonneman
 (ed.), The Middle East and Europe: an Integrated Communities
 Approach, (London, Federal Trust, 1992), pp. 159-162. Also in second
 edition, 1993.

xxix 'Can Universalistic Norms and Islamic Cultural Traditions be
 Reconciled?', in A. Sinada (ed.), Religion and Human Rights: the Case
 of Sudan, (London, Sudan Human Rights Organisation, 1992), pp.25-44

xxx 'Democratisation and Economic Liberalisation in the Arab World:
 Mutually Reinforcing or Incompatible?' in R. Kimber (ed.), Democracy
 in the Middle East, Proceedings of the 1992 BRISMES Conference,
 (University of St Andrews, 1992), pp.207-216

xxxi 'Introduction' (with E. Murphy), in T. Niblock and E. Murphy (eds.),
 Economic and Political Liberalisation in the Middle East, (British
 Academic Press, London, 1993), pp.xi-xvii

xxxii 'International and Domestic Factors in the Economic Liberalisation
 Process in Arab Countries', in T. Niblock and E. Murphy (eds.),
 Economic and Political Liberalisation in the Middle East, (British
 Academic Press, London, 1993), pp.55-87

xxxiii 'Towards a Conference on Security and Cooperation in the
 Mediterranean and Middle East', in G. Nonneman (ed.), The Middle East
 and Europe: an Integrated Communities Approach, (London, Federal
 Trust, 1992), pp.245-50. Also in second edition, 1993.

xxxiv 'Emerging Patterns of Conflict and Order in the Middle East. How
 much Change and how much Continuity?, in H. Furtig and R. Muller-
 Syring (eds), Ursachen gewaltformiger Konflikte in der Golfregion,
 (Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 1993), pp.199-209

xxxv 'The Politics and International Relations of the Middle East: an
 Outline of the Dynamics', in Hsu Cheng-Hsian (ed.), Zong Dong Yan Jiu
 Dao Lun (The Study of the Contemporary Middle East), (Sino-Arabian
 Publishers, Taipei, 1994), pp.41-75

xxxvi 'Regional Cooperation and Security in the Middle East: the Role of
 the European Community', in T. and J. Ismael (eds.), The Gulf War and
 the New World Order, (University Press of Florida, 1994), pp.116-131

xxxvii 'North-South Economic Relations in the Mediterranean', in R. Aliboni,
 G. Joffe and T. Niblock (eds), Security Challenges in the Mediterranean
 Region, (Frank Cass, London, 1996), pp. 115-136

xxxviii 'Islam and Ethnicity in Eastern Europe', in G. Nonneman, T. Niblock, and B.  Szajkowski (eds), Muslim Communities in the New Europe, (Ithaca Press,
 Reading, 1996), pp. 27-51

xxxix 'Na de Golfoolog : een nieuw Midden-Oosten?', in R. Doom and
 G. Nonneman (eds),  Het Midden Oosten, (VUP Press, Brussels, 1997),
 pp. 15-26

xl 'The Sanctions on Iraq : the Use of Peaceful Means to Uphold International
 Law or an Affront to Humanitarian Values?', in N. Adawy and B. Wharton (eds),
 Limerick Anthology of Arab Affairs, (University of Limerick Press, 1998),
 pp.73-86

xli 'The Arabs as Seen by Others : Does the United States See Arab Unity more
 Positively than the United States?' in I. Ubaydi (ed), Al-Qawmiyya al-Arabiyya
 wa al-Mustaqbal (Arab Nationalism and the Future), (Iraqi Academy, Baghdad,
 1998), pp.568-580

xlii 'Prospects for Cooperation between Europe and the Arab World: Creating a Framework which Recognises the Arab Regional Dimension', in Khasawnih, S., and Nielsen, J., Arabs and the West: Mutual Images, (Jordan University Press, 1999), pp. 99-114

xliii 'What would a Post-Saddam Iraq Look Like?', in McKnight, S., Partrick, N., and Toase, F., Gulf Security: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Generation, (Royal United Services Institute, London, 2000), pp.47-49

xliv 'Libyan Foreign Policy', in Ehteshami, A., and Hinnebusch, R. (eds.), The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, (Lynne Rienner, Boulder, 2002), pp.213-234

xlv ‘Sudanese-British Relations 1989-2001: Between the EU and the US’, in Hasan, Y.F. and Al-Sid, A. (eds), Sudanese-British Relations, (Khartoum University Press, 2000), pp.91-100

xlvi ‘British-Libyan Relations 1951-2001: Between Cooperation and Conflict’, in Temimi, A. and Omri, M (eds), La Grande Bretagne et le Maghreb (Fondation pour la Recherche Scientifique et l’Information, 2002), pp.175-88

xlvii ‘Introduction’ to Sulami, M., The West and Islam (Routledge, London, 2003), pp.1-3
 
xlviii   ‘Civil Society in the Middle East”, in Choueiri, Y., (ed), A Companion to the History of the Middle East (Blackwell, Oxford, 2005), pp.486-503

xlix    ‘Saudi Arabia’s Economy: the Challenge of Reform’, jointly with Monica Malik, in Nonneman, G. (ed.), State and Economy in Saudi Arabia (Hurst, London, 2005), pp.85-110
 l         ‘Prospects of Political and Economic Reform in Saudi Arabia’, in Zviagelskaya, I. (ed.), The Middle East: Essays in Honour of Professor Vitaly Naumkin (Oriental Studies Publishers, Moscow, 2005), pp.129-147, in Russian
li        ‘Globalization as Economic Phenomenon: a Critical Interpretation’, in Fox, J, Mourtada-Sabbah, N., and al-Mutawa, M. (eds.), Globalization and the Gulf (Routledge, London, 2006), pp.90-106
lii ‘Globalisation and the Saudi Economy: Gains and Losses’, in Guazzone, L., and Pioppi, D. (eds), The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalisation (Ithaca Press, Reading, 2009), pp.159-184
liii ‘China’s Growing Involvement in the Gulf: the Geopolitical Significance’, in Shen, F., and Blanchard, J (eds), Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China (Lexington Books, New York, 2010), pp.207-232
liv ‘China’s Intensifying Relationship with Saudi Arabia’, with Norafidah Ismail, in Shen, F., and Blanchard, J (eds), Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China (Lexington Books, New York, 2010), pp.233-253
lv ‘Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds’, with Sara Bazoobandi, in Legrenzi, M., and Momani, B (eds), The Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf (Ashgate, London, 2011), pp.127-142
lvi ‘Introduction’ to Boom amid Gloom: the Spirit of Possibility in the 21st Century Gulf (Ithaca Press, London, 2011), pp.xi-xx.
lvii ‘The Arab Spring: Explainng the Uprisings and Predicting the Impact on the Arab States of the Gulf’, in The Arab Spring: its Origins, Implications and Outlook’ (New Zealand Institute for International Affairs, Wellington, 2011), pp.93-110.

lviii ‘Explaining the Arab Uprisings and Predicting Their Future Course’, in Mulrooney, D (ed), The Situation in West Asia and North Africa and its Impact on the International Strategic Configuration (Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, 2012), pp. 20-34.

lvix ‘Southeast Asia and the Gulf: Conversion and Competition in the Wider Asian Context’, in MEI Singapore, Asia and the Gulf (Middle East Institute Singapore, The Singapore Middle East Papers), pp. 3-22.

 

(d) Journal Articles

i 'The Politics of Economic Aid: Motives and Objectives', in
 International Relations, vol.III, no.8, November 1969, pp.550-564

ii Tanzanian Foreign Policy: an Analysis', in The African Review,
 vol.1, no.2, September 1971, pp.91-101

iii 'A New Political System in Sudan' in African Affairs, vol.XV, no.4,
 pp.408-418

iv 'Tanzania and the Two Germanies: an Analysis of the Crisis in
 Relations 1964-5', in The Sudan Journal of Economic and Social
 Studies, vol.I, no.1, Summer 1974, pp.23-32


v 'Tajrabah al-Hal al-Silmi li-Qadayah Janub al-Sudan', (The Experience
 in Achieving Peaceful Settlement to the Southern Sudan Problem), in
 Al-Siyasah al Dawliyah (Cairo), no.41, July 1975, pp.114-129

vi 'Oil, Political Change and the Social Dynamics of the Arab Gulf States',
 in The Arab Gulf Journal, vol.5, no.1, April 1985, pp.37-46

vii 'Sudan: the Economic Basis of a Strategic Problem', in The Arab
 Researcher, no.3, April 1985, pp.29-36

viii 'Sudan's Economic Nightmare', in Merip Reports, in no.135, Sept. 1985,
 pp.15-19

ix 'The Transformation in Arab Politics', in The Arab Researcher, no.18,
 Jan-March 1989, pp.43-8

x 'Rushdie and Euro-Islamic Relations', in The Arab Researcher, no.19,
 April-June 1989, pp.53-7

xi 'The Need for a New Arab Order', in Middle East International,
 no.385, October 1990, pp.17-18

xii 'Britain and the Crisis in the Gulf', Bulletin of the Institute of
 Middle Eastern Studies (Japan), no.5, 1991, pp.27-52

xiii 'Divided they fight', Sanity, January 1991, pp.14-15

xiv 'The European Community and Regional Cooperation/Integration in the
 Middle East', in Journal of Arab Affairs, Spring, 1993, vol.12, no.1,
 pp.41-52

xv 'Islam and Ethnicity in Eastern Europe', in  Balkan Forum: International
 Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture (Skopje), September 1993,
 no.4, pp.167-188

xvi 'Dirasa muqarana li-l-'alaqat al-Misriyya al-Sudaniyyah (Sudanese-
 Egyptian Relations: A Comparative Study), in The Arab Researcher, no.34,
 1994, pp.19-22

xvii 'Democratisation: a Theoretical and Practical Debate', in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, November 1998, vol.25, no.2, pp. 221-235
 
xviii 'Irak, Libye, Soudan: Efficacite des Sanctions?', in Politique Etrangere, Spring 2000, vol.65, no.1, pp. 95-108

xix ‘The Regional and Domestic Political Consequences of Sanctions Imposed on Iraq, Libya and Sudan’, in Arab Studies Quarterly, Autumn 2001, vol.23, no.4, pp.59-67

xx ‘Economic Sanctions and Human Rights’, in Journal of Social Affairs, Fall 2001, vol.18, no.71, pp.11-34

xxi ‘Sanctions and Pariahhood: the Case of Sudan’, in Journal of Middle Eastern and African Studies, 2002, vol.1, no.1, 1-23

xxii ‘Al-Muslimun fi Britania: al-Hawiya wa al-Dawlah’ (Muslims in Britain: Identity and the State), in Al-Mustaqbal, 2002, vol.283, no.9, pp.108-116

xxiii ‘Reform and Reconstruction in the Middle East: Room for EU-US Cooperation’, in The International Spectator (Rome), 2003, no.4, pp. 47-58

xxiv     ‘L’Alliance  Americano-Saoudienne: La Crise est-elle Depasse?’ (The Saudi-US Alliance: Has the Crisis Passed?) , in Maghreb-Mashreq, Spring 2006, no. 187, pp.69-84

xxv      ‘The US-Saudi Alliance: a Crisis Overcome’, in Journal of Social Affairs, Spring 2006, vol.23, no.89, pp.41-62 (translated version of the above-mentioned Maghreb-Mashreq article)

xxvi ‘Saudi Arabia’s Economic Development: Ambitious Visions, Difficult Dilemmas’, in Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Shanghai), October 2008, vol.2, no.2, pp.13-29.

xxvii ‘Southeast Asia and the Gulf: Convergence and Competition in the Wider Asian Context’, The Singapore Middle East Papers, Spring 2012, vol.1, pp. 1-15.


(e) Review articles

i 'More Light on Sudan's Civil War', in African Today, vol.23, no.2,
 April-June 1976, pp.87-90


ii 'Sudan Today', in Gazelle Review of Literature on the Middle East,
 no.4, 1978, pp.119-124


(f) Book reviews

 I have reviewed widely in such journals as International Affairs, 
 Journal of Development Studies, Gazelle Review, Third World
 Quarterly, Arab Gulf Journal etc., and have contributed articles to
 many newspapers, including The Guardian, The Financial Times, and the
 New Statesman.


(g) Official reports

i 'Political and Economic Assessment of Sudan', report published by
 Oxford Analytica, 1982, 60pp.


Others

i 'The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1896-1948, in Exeter
 Tapes, January 1980

ii 'The Development of the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1948-67', in Exeter
 Tapes, March 1980

 
 

Research supervision

Among the topics which I have supervised PhD theses on, through to successful completion, in the years since 2006, have been:

Political Culture in Libya

Female Labour in Saudi Arabia

Legal Changes and Marriage Practices: a Study of Polygamous Marriages in the Meccan Region

The Role of Women in Society: a Case Study of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

Ethno-Cultural Diversity and the State in the Middle East: the Experience of the Armenian Communities in Lebanon and Syria

The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Performance Management Reform in Egypt

Israeli-Palestinian Contact Experience since the Oslo Agreement

The Discourse and Performance of the Saudi Sunni Islamist Reformist Leadership, 1981-2003

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Mubarak Regime

Comparing Western Liberal Democracy and Islamic Shura: the Case of Hasan al-Turabi

British-Saudi Relations, 1939-1956

The Ulama and the State in Saudi Arabia

Democratisation in Palestine: the Case of the Palestinian Legislative Assembly

Other information

 

(a)    Books

i    Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf (ed.), (Croom Helm,
    London, 1980), 242pp.

ii    State, Society and Economy in Saudi Arabia (ed.), (Croom Helm,
    London, 1981), 326pp.

iii    Iraq: the Contemporary State (ed.), (Croom Helm, London, 1982), 283pp.

iv    Prospects for the World Oil Industry (ed. with Richard Lawless),
    (Croom Helm, London, May 1985), 131pp., 32 tables

v    Class and Power in Sudan: the Dynamics of Sudanese Politics, 1898-
    1985, (Macmillan, London, 1987) 391pp.

vi    Sira' al-Sultah wa al-Tharwah fi al-Sudan: munthu al-Istiqlal wa hata
    al-Intifadah (The Struggle for Power and Resources in Sudan: from
    Independence to the Uprising), (University of Khartoum Press, 1990,
    2nd. edition 1995), 300pp.

vii    Political and Economic Liberalisation in the Middle East ed. with
    Emma Murphy, (British Academic Press, London, 1993), 302pp.

viii    Muslim Communities in the New Europe ed. with Gerd Nonneman and
    Bogdan Szajkowski, (Ithaca Press, Reading, 1996), ix + 346pp.

ix    Security Challenges in the Mediterranean Region ed. with Roberto
    Aliboni and George Joffe, (Frank Cass, London, 1996), 195pp.

x-xvi    Political Economy of the Middle East, six volumes jointly edited with Rodney Wilson. Volume I: Economic Development, 384pp., Volume II: International Economic Relations, 320pp., Volume III: Islamic Economics, 528pp., Volume IV: Economic and Political Liberalisation, 448pp., Volume V: The Role of the State, 448pp., Volume VI: Oil, 400pp., (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2000)

xvii    Sanctions and the "Pariah States" in the Middle East: Iraq, Libya and Sudan, (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, 2001), 241pp.

xviii    Al-‘Uqubat wa al-Mambudhun fi al-Sharq al-Awsat (Sanctions and the “Pariah States” in the Middle East – translation of xi), (Centre for Arab Unity Studies, Beirut, 2001), 268pp.

xix    Saudi Arabia: Power, Legitimacy and Survival (Routledge, London, 2006), 206pp.

xx        Al-Mamlakah al-Arabiyah al-Suudiyah (Gulf Research Centre, Dubai, 2006), 210pp. Translation of the above-mentioned Routledge book.

xxi    The Political Economy of Saudi Arabia (Routledge, London, 2007), 254pp.

xxii    Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century: the Local to Global Transformation (ed), (Gerlach, Berlin, 2013), 370pp.
 

(b)    Non-Book Monographs

i    Dilemmas of Non-Oil Economic Development in the Arab Gulf, (Arab
    Research Centre, London, 1980), 40pp.

ii    Economic Liberalisation in the Arab World: its Social and Political
    Significance, (RUSEL, Exeter, 1991), 18pp.


(c)    Chapters in Books, Proceedings

i    'East Africa and the Commonwealth', in Collected Seminar Papers on
    the Impact of African Issues on the Commonwealth, (Institute of
    Commonwealth Studies, London, 1969), pp.31-47

ii    'Theory and the Integration of the Arab Gulf', in M. Al-Najjar (ed.),
    Man and Society in the Arab Gulf, (University of Basrah Publications,
    Basrah, 1980), pp.173-190

iii    'Introduction' in T. Niblock (ed.), Social and Political Development
    in the Arab Gulf, (Croom Helm, London, 1980), pp.11-19

iv    'Prospects for Integration in the Arab Gulf, in T. Niblock (ed.),
    Social and Economic Development in the Arab Gulf, (Croom Helm,
    London, 1980), pp. 187-209

v    'Can the Indian Ocean States keep out the Great Powers?' in A. Farid,
    Oil and Security in the Arabian Gulf, (Croom Helm, London, 1981),
    pp. 130-133

vi    'The Role of the Sudanese Socialist Union in Sudan's System of
    Government', in C. Allen (ed.), Post-Independence Sudan, Centre of
    African Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1981), pp.11-24

vii    'Introduction', in T. Niblock (ed.), State, Society and Economy in Saudi
    Arabia, (Croom Helm, London, 1981), pp.11-22

viii    'Social Structure and the Development of the Saudi Arabian Political
    System', in T. Niblock (ed.), State, Society and Economy in Saudi
    Arabia, (Croom Helm, London, 1982), pp.75-105

ix    'The Emergence of an Industrial Working Class in the Sudan under
    Condominium Rule', in La Classe Ouvriere dans le Monde Arab, collected
    conference papers, (Research Centre on Workers' Culture, Algiers,
    1984), pp.420-64

x    'Introduction' in T. Niblock (ed.), Iraq: the Contemporary State,
    (Croom Helm, London, 1982), pp.1-7

xi    'Iraqi Policies towards the Arab States of the Gulf, 1958-81' in T.
    Niblock (ed.), Iraq: the Contemporary State, (Croom Helm, London,
    1982), pp.125-149

xii    'Le Golfe dans la Politique Etrangere de l'Irak, 1968-82', in B.
    Kodami (ed.), Quelle Securite pour le Golfe?, (Institut Francais des
    Relations Internationales, Paris, 1984), pp.65-86

xiii    'Erdolwirtschaft und ihr Einfluss auf die sozialen und politischen
    Strukturen der Golfregion', in F. Scholz (ed.), Die Golfstaaten,
    (Westerman, Braunschweig, 1985), pp.187-200

xiv    'Al-Khalij wa Siyaasat al 'Iraq al-Khalijah' (The Gulf and Iraq's
    Gulf Policy) in B.Q.Dawish (ed.), Amn al-Khalij, (Ecogroup, Paris,
    1986), pp.58-71

xv    'Numayri's Fall: the Economic Basis', in M. Abd al-Rahim, R. Badal,
    A. Hardallo and P. Woodward, (eds.) Sudan Since Independence,
    Gower, London, 1986), pp.34-41

xvi    'Interactions of State and Economy in Sudan: the Experience of a
    Critical Period, in Collected Conference Papers, (BRISMES, London,
    1986), pp.293.306

xvii    'International Relations' in P. Auchterlonie (ed.), The Middle East
    and Islam: a Bibliographical Introduction, 1977-83, (Inter
    Documentation Company, Zug, 1986), pp.122-7

xviii    'Modern Arabia and the Gulf States' in P. Auchterlonie (ed.), The
    Middle East and Islam: a Bibliographical Introduction, 1977-83,
    (Inter Documentation Company, Zug, 1986), pp.135-41

xix    'The Economics of the Israeli Settlements in the Occupied
    Territories: a Commentary', in League of Arab States, Israeli
    Settlements in the Occupied Arab Territories, (League of Arab States,
    Tunis, 1987), pp.269-76

xx    'Introduction', in H. Al-Alkim, The Foreign Policy of the United Arab
    Emirates, (Saqi Books, London, 1989), pp.xv-xix

xxi    'The State of the Art in British Middle Eastern Studies', in T.
    Ismael, The State of the Art in Middle Eastern Studies, (Praeger,
    New York, 1989), pp. 39-57

xxii    'The Gulf Crisis and the Comprehension of Middle Eastern Politics', in
    T. Ismael and J. Ismael (eds.), Politics and Government in the Middle
    East and North Africa, (Miami, Florida International University
    Press, 1991) pp.ix-xiv

xxiii    'The Nature of Community in the Middle East: a Case Study of Sudan',
    in T. Kuroda and R. Lawless (eds.) The Nature of the Islamic
    Community, (Tokyo, Keiso Shobo, 1991), pp.209-232    

xxiv    'Islamic Movements and Sudan's Political Coherence', in H. Bleuchot,
    C. Delmet and D. Hopwood (eds.),  Sudan: History, Identity, Ideology,
    (Reading, Ithaca Press, 1991), pp.253-268

xxv    'The Background to the Change of Government in 1985', in P. Woodward
    (ed.), Sudan after Nimeiri, (London, Routledge, 1991), pp.34-44

xxvi    'Arab Losses, First World Gains', in J. Gittings (ed.), Beyond the
    Gulf War: the Middle East and the New World Order, (London, CIIR,
    1991), pp.77-85

xxvii    'The Realms within which Regional Cooperation and Integration could
    be Fostered' in G. Nonneman (ed.), The Middle East and Europe: an
    Integrated Communities Approach, (London, Federal Trust, 1992),
    pp. 45-52. Also in second edition 1993.

xxviii    'The Eastern Arab World: Background Assessment', in G. Nonneman
    (ed.), The Middle East and Europe: an Integrated Communities
    Approach, (London, Federal Trust, 1992), pp. 159-162. Also in second
    edition, 1993.

xxix    'Can Universalistic Norms and Islamic Cultural Traditions be
    Reconciled?', in A. Sinada (ed.), Religion and Human Rights: the Case
    of Sudan, (London, Sudan Human Rights Organisation, 1992), pp.25-44

xxx    'Democratisation and Economic Liberalisation in the Arab World:
    Mutually Reinforcing or Incompatible?' in R. Kimber (ed.), Democracy
    in the Middle East, Proceedings of the 1992 BRISMES Conference,
    (University of St Andrews, 1992), pp.207-216

xxxi    'Introduction' (with E. Murphy), in T. Niblock and E. Murphy (eds.),
    Economic and Political Liberalisation in the Middle East, (British
    Academic Press, London, 1993), pp.xi-xvii

xxxii    'International and Domestic Factors in the Economic Liberalisation
    Process in Arab Countries', in T. Niblock and E. Murphy (eds.),
    Economic and Political Liberalisation in the Middle East, (British
    Academic Press, London, 1993), pp.55-87

xxxiii    'Towards a Conference on Security and Cooperation in the
    Mediterranean and Middle East', in G. Nonneman (ed.), The Middle East
    and Europe: an Integrated Communities Approach, (London, Federal
    Trust, 1992), pp.245-50. Also in second edition, 1993.

xxxiv    'Emerging Patterns of Conflict and Order in the Middle East. How
    much Change and how much Continuity?, in H. Furtig and R. Muller-
    Syring (eds), Ursachen gewaltformiger Konflikte in der Golfregion,
    (Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 1993), pp.199-209

xxxv    'The Politics and International Relations of the Middle East: an
    Outline of the Dynamics', in Hsu Cheng-Hsian (ed.), Zong Dong Yan Jiu
    Dao Lun (The Study of the Contemporary Middle East), (Sino-Arabian
    Publishers, Taipei, 1994), pp.41-75

xxxvi    'Regional Cooperation and Security in the Middle East: the Role of
    the European Community', in T. and J. Ismael (eds.), The Gulf War and
    the New World Order, (University Press of Florida, 1994), pp.116-131

xxxvii    'North-South Economic Relations in the Mediterranean', in R. Aliboni,
    G. Joffe and T. Niblock (eds), Security Challenges in the Mediterranean
    Region, (Frank Cass, London, 1996), pp. 115-136

xxxviii    'Islam and Ethnicity in Eastern Europe', in G. Nonneman, T. Niblock, and B.     Szajkowski (eds), Muslim Communities in the New Europe, (Ithaca Press,
    Reading, 1996), pp. 27-51

xxxix    'Na de Golfoolog : een nieuw Midden-Oosten?', in R. Doom and
    G. Nonneman (eds),  Het Midden Oosten, (VUP Press, Brussels, 1997),
    pp. 15-26

xl    'The Sanctions on Iraq : the Use of Peaceful Means to Uphold International
    Law or an Affront to Humanitarian Values?', in N. Adawy and B. Wharton (eds),
    Limerick Anthology of Arab Affairs, (University of Limerick Press, 1998),
    pp.73-86

xli    'The Arabs as Seen by Others : Does the United States See Arab Unity more
    Positively than the United States?' in I. Ubaydi (ed), Al-Qawmiyya al-Arabiyya
    wa al-Mustaqbal (Arab Nationalism and the Future), (Iraqi Academy, Baghdad,
    1998), pp.568-580

xlii    'Prospects for Cooperation between Europe and the Arab World: Creating a Framework which Recognises the Arab Regional Dimension', in Khasawnih, S., and Nielsen, J., Arabs and the West: Mutual Images, (Jordan University Press, 1999), pp. 99-114

xliii    'What would a Post-Saddam Iraq Look Like?', in McKnight, S., Partrick, N., and Toase, F., Gulf Security: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Generation, (Royal United Services Institute, London, 2000), pp.47-49

xliv    'Libyan Foreign Policy', in Ehteshami, A., and Hinnebusch, R. (eds.), The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, (Lynne Rienner, Boulder, 2002), pp.213-234

xlv    ‘Sudanese-British Relations 1989-2001: Between the EU and the US’, in Hasan, Y.F. and Al-Sid, A. (eds), Sudanese-British Relations, (Khartoum University Press, 2000), pp.91-100

xlvi    ‘British-Libyan Relations 1951-2001: Between Cooperation and Conflict’, in Temimi, A. and Omri, M (eds), La Grande Bretagne et le Maghreb (Fondation pour la Recherche Scientifique et l’Information, 2002), pp.175-88

xlvii    ‘Introduction’ to Sulami, M., The West and Islam (Routledge, London, 2003), pp.1-3
 
xlviii   ‘Civil Society in the Middle East”, in Choueiri, Y., (ed), A Companion to the History of the Middle East (Blackwell, Oxford, 2005), pp.486-503

xlix    ‘Saudi Arabia’s Economy: the Challenge of Reform’, jointly with Monica Malik, in Nonneman, G. (ed.), State and Economy in Saudi Arabia (Hurst, London, 2005), pp.85-110
 l         ‘Prospects of Political and Economic Reform in Saudi Arabia’, in Zviagelskaya, I. (ed.), The Middle East: Essays in Honour of Professor Vitaly Naumkin (Oriental Studies Publishers, Moscow, 2005), pp.129-147, in Russian
li        ‘Globalization as Economic Phenomenon: a Critical Interpretation’, in Fox, J, Mourtada-Sabbah, N., and al-Mutawa, M. (eds.), Globalization and the Gulf (Routledge, London, 2006), pp.90-106
lii    ‘Globalisation and the Saudi Economy: Gains and Losses’, in Guazzone, L., and Pioppi, D. (eds), The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalisation (Ithaca Press, Reading, 2009), pp.159-184
liii    ‘China’s Growing Involvement in the Gulf: the Geopolitical Significance’, in Shen, F., and Blanchard, J (eds), Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China (Lexington Books, New York, 2010), pp.207-232
liv    ‘China’s Intensifying Relationship with Saudi Arabia’, with Norafidah Ismail, in Shen, F., and Blanchard, J (eds), Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China (Lexington Books, New York, 2010), pp.233-253
lv    ‘Arab Sovereign Wealth Funds’, with Sara Bazoobandi, in Legrenzi, M., and Momani, B (eds), The Shifting Geo-Economic Power of the Gulf (Ashgate, London, 2011), pp.127-142
lvi    ‘Introduction’ to Boom amid Gloom: the Spirit of Possibility in the 21st Century Gulf (Ithaca Press, London, 2011), pp.xi-xx.
lvii    ‘The Arab Spring: Explainng the Uprisings and Predicting the Impact on the Arab States of the Gulf’, in The Arab Spring: its Origins, Implications and Outlook’ (New Zealand Institute for International Affairs, Wellington, 2011), pp.93-110.

lviii    ‘Explaining the Arab Uprisings and Predicting Their Future Course’, in Mulrooney, D (ed), The Situation in West Asia and North Africa and its Impact on the International Strategic Configuration (Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm, 2012), pp. 20-34.

lvix    ‘Southeast Asia and the Gulf: Conversion and Competition in the Wider Asian Context’, in MEI Singapore, Asia and the Gulf (Middle East Institute Singapore, The Singapore Middle East Papers), pp. 3-22.



(d)    Journal Articles

i    'The Politics of Economic Aid: Motives and Objectives', in
    International Relations, vol.III, no.8, November 1969, pp.550-564

ii    Tanzanian Foreign Policy: an Analysis', in The African Review,
    vol.1, no.2, September 1971, pp.91-101

iii    'A New Political System in Sudan' in African Affairs, vol.XV, no.4,
    pp.408-418

iv    'Tanzania and the Two Germanies: an Analysis of the Crisis in
    Relations 1964-5', in The Sudan Journal of Economic and Social
    Studies, vol.I, no.1, Summer 1974, pp.23-32


v    'Tajrabah al-Hal al-Silmi li-Qadayah Janub al-Sudan', (The Experience
    in Achieving Peaceful Settlement to the Southern Sudan Problem), in
    Al-Siyasah al Dawliyah (Cairo), no.41, July 1975, pp.114-129

vi    'Oil, Political Change and the Social Dynamics of the Arab Gulf States',
    in The Arab Gulf Journal, vol.5, no.1, April 1985, pp.37-46

vii    'Sudan: the Economic Basis of a Strategic Problem', in The Arab
    Researcher, no.3, April 1985, pp.29-36

viii    'Sudan's Economic Nightmare', in Merip Reports, in no.135, Sept. 1985,
    pp.15-19

ix    'The Transformation in Arab Politics', in The Arab Researcher, no.18,
    Jan-March 1989, pp.43-8

x    'Rushdie and Euro-Islamic Relations', in The Arab Researcher, no.19,
    April-June 1989, pp.53-7

xi    'The Need for a New Arab Order', in Middle East International,
    no.385, October 1990, pp.17-18

xii    'Britain and the Crisis in the Gulf', Bulletin of the Institute of
    Middle Eastern Studies (Japan), no.5, 1991, pp.27-52

xiii    'Divided they fight', Sanity, January 1991, pp.14-15

xiv    'The European Community and Regional Cooperation/Integration in the
    Middle East', in Journal of Arab Affairs, Spring, 1993, vol.12, no.1,
    pp.41-52

xv    'Islam and Ethnicity in Eastern Europe', in  Balkan Forum: International
    Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture (Skopje), September 1993,
    no.4, pp.167-188

xvi    'Dirasa muqarana li-l-'alaqat al-Misriyya al-Sudaniyyah (Sudanese-
    Egyptian Relations: A Comparative Study), in The Arab Researcher, no.34,
    1994, pp.19-22

xvii    'Democratisation: a Theoretical and Practical Debate', in British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, November 1998, vol.25, no.2, pp. 221-235
 
xviii    'Irak, Libye, Soudan: Efficacite des Sanctions?', in Politique Etrangere, Spring 2000, vol.65, no.1, pp. 95-108

xix    ‘The Regional and Domestic Political Consequences of Sanctions Imposed on Iraq, Libya and Sudan’, in Arab Studies Quarterly, Autumn 2001, vol.23, no.4, pp.59-67

xx    ‘Economic Sanctions and Human Rights’, in Journal of Social Affairs, Fall 2001, vol.18, no.71, pp.11-34

xxi    ‘Sanctions and Pariahhood: the Case of Sudan’, in Journal of Middle Eastern and African Studies, 2002, vol.1, no.1, 1-23

xxii    ‘Al-Muslimun fi Britania: al-Hawiya wa al-Dawlah’ (Muslims in Britain: Identity and the State), in Al-Mustaqbal, 2002, vol.283, no.9, pp.108-116

xxiii    ‘Reform and Reconstruction in the Middle East: Room for EU-US Cooperation’, in The International Spectator (Rome), 2003, no.4, pp. 47-58

xxiv     ‘L’Alliance  Americano-Saoudienne: La Crise est-elle Depasse?’ (The Saudi-US Alliance: Has the Crisis Passed?) , in Maghreb-Mashreq, Spring 2006, no. 187, pp.69-84

xxv      ‘The US-Saudi Alliance: a Crisis Overcome’, in Journal of Social Affairs, Spring 2006, vol.23, no.89, pp.41-62 (translated version of the above-mentioned Maghreb-Mashreq article)

xxvi    ‘Saudi Arabia’s Economic Development: Ambitious Visions, Difficult Dilemmas’, in Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (Shanghai), October 2008, vol.2, no.2, pp.13-29.

xxvii    ‘Southeast Asia and the Gulf: Convergence and Competition in the Wider Asian Context’, The Singapore Middle East Papers, Spring 2012, vol.1, pp. 1-15.


(e)    Review articles

i    'More Light on Sudan's Civil War', in African Today, vol.23, no.2,
    April-June 1976, pp.87-90


ii    'Sudan Today', in Gazelle Review of Literature on the Middle East,
    no.4, 1978, pp.119-124


(f)    Book reviews

    I have reviewed widely in such journals as International Affairs,   
    Journal of Development Studies, Gazelle Review, Third World
    Quarterly, Arab Gulf Journal etc., and have contributed articles to
    many newspapers, including The Guardian, The Financial Times, and the
    New Statesman.


(g)    Official reports

i    'Political and Economic Assessment of Sudan', report published by
    Oxford Analytica, 1982, 60pp.


Others

i    'The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1896-1948, in Exeter
    Tapes, January 1980

ii    'The Development of the Arab-Israeli Dispute, 1948-67', in Exeter
    Tapes, March 1980

     
 

Biography

Shortened Curriculum Vitae: Professor Timothy C Niblock

See also Publications Section in "Other", and Research Interests

Born: Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1942

Nationality: British

Education

i Leighton Park School, Reading, 1956-61

ii University of Oxford (New College), 1962-65

B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics

'Good' Second

iii College d'Europe, Bruges, 1965-66

Certificat des Hautes Etudes Europeenes

iv University of Sussex, 1966-69

D.Phil. in International Relations

Thesis topic: 'Aid and Foreign Policy in Tanzania'

Appointments

i Teacher, St Norbert's School, Carshalton, 1961-62

ii Lecturer in Politics, University of Reading, 1969-78

(Seconded to the University of Khartoum, 1969-77)

iii Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Khartoum, 1969-76

iv Associate Professor in Politics, University of Khartoum, 1976-77

v Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for Arab Gulf Studies, University of Exeter, 1978-82

vi Lecturer in Politics and Director M.A. Programme in Middle East Politics, University of Exeter, 1982-1986

vii Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics and Director, Middle East Politics Programme, 1986-89 and 1991-92 Joint Director, Research Unit for the International Study of Economic Liberalisation and its Social and Political Effects, 1990-93 Director, Graduate School of Political and Administrative Studies, 1992-93, University of Exeter.

 viii Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, and Director of the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham, 1993-9 (Directorship to August 1998)

ix Professor of Arab Gulf Studies, 1999- , University of Exeter, and Director of the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, 1999-2005

Languages

In order of fluency after English: Arabic

French

German

Kiswahili

Invited papers at international meetings (i.e. organised outside of the UK). Since 1986 only

i 'The State of the Art in British Middle Eastern Studies', at the conference of the International Association of Middle Eastern Studies, Calgary, 2.8.86

ii 'The Social Dynamics of Politics in the Gulf States', at the Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, Oslo, 11.9.86

iii 'New Directions in the Iran-Iraq War' at the University of Bergen, 12.9.86

iv 'Class and Power in the Arab World', at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, 16.9.87

v 'The Contemporary Dynamics of the Iran-Iraq War', at the Institute of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, 18.9.87

vi 'Stability in the Gulf: the Significance of Class Structure', at Beijing University, 22.6.87

vii 'Critical Aspects of Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics', Northwest University, Xi'an, 24.9.87

viii 'Alliances and Cleavages in the Middle East', at a conference on 'Norway, OPEC and the Middle East', Bergen, 9.10.87

ix 'Sudanese Identity and the Problem of National Integration' at a conference on Sudanese Studies at the University of Khartoum, 9.1.88

x 'The Analysis of Middle Eastern Societies', at the Soviet Academy of Sciences (Institute for Oriental Studies), Moscow, 21.7.88

xi Participant in workshop preparing 'Le Monde Arabe a l'Horizon 2000', UNESCO conference, Tunis, 11-14.9.88

xii 'The Nature of Community in the Middle East: a Case Study of Sudan', at the International Symposium of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, International University of Japan (held at the University of Durham), 3.8.89

xiii 'European Approaches to the Study of the Middle East' at the Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, 25.9.89

xiv 'The Nature of the State in the Arab World', at the Karl Marx University, Leipzig, 6.11.89

xv 'Current Developments in the Middle East', at the Urania Foreign Affairs Society, Leipzig, 9.11.89

xvi 'Towards a Framework for Analysing Contemporary Arab Politics', at the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic, Berlin, 13.11.89

xvii 'Economic Liberalisation in the Arab World: its Social and Political Significance', at the BRISMES/AFEMAM conference, Paris, 9.7.90

xviii 'Problems of Research Training', at the BRISMES/AFEMAM conference, Paris, 10.7.90

xix 'Britain and the Crisis in the Gulf', 5th anniversary lecture of the Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, International University of Japan, delivered in Tokyo, 2.11.90

xx 'Islamic Fundamentalism and the Military in Sudan', at Keio University, Tokyo, 27.11.90

xxi 'Can Universalistic Norms and Islamic Cultural Traditions be Reconciled' delivered in absentia at the conference on 'Islam and Human Rights', sponsored by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran, 10.9.91

xxii 'The Economic Impact of the Gulf War', at the University of Oslo, 6.11.91

xxiii 'European Community Policy in the Middle East', at the Middle East Institute, Washington, 22.11.91

xxiv 'Regional Security and Cooperation in the Middle East: the role the European Community', at the conference of the Middle East Association of North America, Washington, 24.11.91 

xxv 'Realms within which Integrated Communities can be fostered in the Middle East', meeting of the Trans-European Policy Studies Association, Brussels, 23.3.92

xxvi 'The Egyptian Experience in Regional Perspective: International Factors and Economic Liberalisation in the Arab World', at the conference on 'La Liberalisation de l'Economie Egyptienne et son Insertion dans le Marche Mondial', University of Cairo, 2.5.92

xxvii 'The Political Future of Iraq' at the Diplomatic Training Institute, Oman, 10.5.92

xxviii 'Assessing the Political Stability of Gulf States', at the Diplomatic Training Institute, Oman, 11.5.92

xxvix 'Evolving Security Policies in the Gulf', at the Diplomatic Training Institute, Oman, 12.5.92

xxx 'European Community Policy on the Middle East, in the Light of the Gulf War', at the conference on 'The Middle East Two Years after the Second Gulf War', Panteios University, Athens, 6.2.93

xxxi 'Islam and Ethnicity in Eastern Europe', (jointly with B. Szajkowski), given in absentia at the international conference on 'Muslim Minorities/Communities in Post-Bipolar Europe', St Cyril i Metodij University, Skopje, 21.4.93

xxxii 'Political Reform and Conditionality in EC - Arab World Relations', at the conference on 'EC - Arab World Relations', Castelgondolfo, 16.6.93

xxxiii 'Human Rights Issues in EC Policy towards the Middle East', at the conference of the European Association for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Warwick, 9.7.93

xxxiv 'The Politics and International Relations of the Middle East: an Outline of the Dynamics', at the National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 5.1.94

xxxv 'Security Problems and the Future of Gulf Cooperation', at the Diplomatic Training Institute, Oman, 16.4.95

xxxvi 'Security and Stability in the Mediterranean', at Nasser University, Libya, 14.12.95

xxxvii 'Britain and the Study of the Middle East', at Sana'a University, Yemen, 10.12.96

xxxviii 'The European Union and the Middle East', at the Middle East Studies Centre, Amman, 15.5.97

xxxix 'Arab Regional Integration and the Outside World', at the Iraqi Academy, Baghdad, 25.11.97

xl 'Problems of Democratisation in the Arab World', at Garyounis University (Libya), 18.12.97

xli 'European Union Policy towards the Arab World', at University of Jordan, 3.4.98

xlii 'The State and Economic Liberalisation : Comparing the Middle East with East Asia', at Saratov University (Russia), 9.9.98

xliii 'Libyan Foreign Policy: a British Perspective', at the Academy for Graduate Studies and Economic Research, Tripoli (Libya), 22.1.00

xliv 'UN Sanctions and the International System', at the al-Hikmah Research Centre, Baghdad, 25.3.00

xlv 'The Politics of UN Sanctions: the Cases of Iraq, Libya and Sudan', at the International Association of Middle East Studies conference, Free University Berlin, 7.10.00

xlvi 'A Critique of British Policy on the Gulf Crisis since 1991', at the conference of the Ibn Rushd Research Centre, Abu Dhabi, 21.1.01

xlvii 'The Impact of UN Sanctions', at the United Nations Association, Khartoum, 19.2.01

xlviii 'British-Sudanese relations, 1989-2001: Between the United States and the European Union', at the conference on 'Sudanese-British Relations', University of Khartoum, 22.2.01

xlvix 'Libyan-British Relations, 1951-2001: Between Cooperation and Conflict', at the conference on 'Britain and North Africa', Temimi Centre, Tunisia, 23.3.01

l 'Social Dimensions of the Free Market and Programmes of Economic Liberalisation', at the University of Damascus, 7.4.01

li 'Current Developments in the British Higher Education Sector', at the University of Damascus, 8.4.01

lii 'The Embargo, the New World Order and the Issue of Human Rights', at the conference on 'Embargo and Human Rights in Iraq', Beit al-Hikmah, Baghdad, 9.5.01

liii 'Libyan 'British Relations: the Record and the Prospects', at the conference on Libyan-British Relations held in Malta under the auspices of the Royal Institute for International Affairs, Sliema, 25.5.01

liv 'Reform and Change in British Universities', at the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education, Rabat, 23.9.01

lv 'The Political Future of Iraq', at Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco, 25.9.01

lvi 'Sanctions and International Law', at Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco, 27.9.01

lvii 'Globalisation Trends', at the conference on 'Governing Stability Across the Mediterranean', Istituto Affari Internazionale, Rome, 22.3.02

lviii 'The Evolution of Western Understanding of Islam', at the East and West Seminar 'Towards a Better Understanding', Kuwait, 12.5.02

lix 'Muslims in Britain: Communal Identities and the British State', Imam Ouzai College of Islamic Studies, Beirut, 28.5.02

lx 'Problem Areas in the Middle East', at the Franco-British Council, 3.7.02

lxi 'The Impact of September 11 on the Middle East', at the World Conference of Middle Eastern Studies, Mainz, 11.9.02

lxii 'What Went Wrong' A Critique of the EU's CFSP Towards the Middle East', at the seminar on 'The EU and the Crisis in the Middle East' at the Institut d'Etudes de la Securite, Paris, 20.9.02

lxiii 'Political Stability in North Africa: in Europe's Best Interest', at the joint conference of the Royal United Services Institute (London) and the Academy of Graduate Studies (Tripoli), entitled 'The Euro-African Dialogue', held in Tripoli, 31.10.02

lxiv 'Where is the New World Order Heading' A View from the Underside', at the conference on 'Iraq and the Future of World Oil Supplies', held by the Centre for Global Energy Studies, London, 13.12.02

lxv 'International Relations Theory and the Issue of Globalisation', at the University of Khartoum, 5.1.03

lxvi 'Britain and the Security of the Gulf', at the Gulf Research Centre, Dubai, 8.1.03

lxvii 'Globalisation as Economic Phenomenon', at the international conference on 'Globalisation', held at the American University Sharjah, 27.1.03

lxviii 'International Law, the UN Security Council and the Case of Iraq', Academy of Graduate Studies, Benghazi, 14.4.03

lxix 'The EU and Democratisation: the Experience in the Middle East', at the conference on 'A New Arab Coalition for Dialogue and Peace', held at the Tres Culturas Fondation, Seville, 9.5.03

lxx 'Reconstruction and Economic Development in the Middle East in a Transaltlantic Perspective', at the conference on 'Tasks for Transatlantic Cooperation', held by the Istituto Affari Internazionale, Rome, 5.7.03.

lxxi 'Iraq and the Future of he Middle East', at the University of Monterrey, Mexico, 9.9.03

lxxii 'Iraq: Liberation or Occupation', at the University of Monterrey, Mexico, 11.9.03

lxxiii 'Islam, Democratic Transition and Regime Stability in the Mediterranean, at the conference on 'Diversity and Change in the International Order', held by the Institute of Strategic Studies, Lisbon, 22.11.03

lxxiv 'Assessing the Experience of the Iraq War', at the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilisation, Kuala Lumpur, 19.12.03.

lxxv 'The EU and the Persian Gulf after the War: Prospects for Change', at the conference on 'The Persian Gulf: Regional Developments', held at the Institute for Political and International Studies, Teheran, 18.2.04

lxxvi 'The Impact of the Iraq War on EU Policy in the Gulf Region', at the conference on 'Europe in a Changing World', held at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 25.5.04

lxxvii 'Present Problems and Future Prospects of a Developed Islamic State in the Contemporary World', at the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 6.8.04.

lxxviii 'Political Reforms, Public Participation and Social Change in the Southern Mediterranean', at the conference on 'The Future of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership', held by the European University Institute (Florence) in Siena, 5.11.04.

lxxix 'The Concept of Legitmacy', at the conference on 'The Social Sciences in the 21st Century: Shifting Boundaries and Paradigms', held at the American University Sharjah, 6.2.05.

lxxx 'The EU and Political Reform in the Gulf', in the 2005 Eurogolfe Forum, organised by the Institut des Sciences Politiques (Paris) in Menton, 18.6.05.

lxxxi 'Radical Islamism and the World Order: an Inevitable Confrontation', at the International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 5.8.05.

lxxxii 'Britain, Islam and the Middle East', at the Prince of Songkla University, Pattani campus (Thailand), 17.8.05.

lxxxiii 'Containing Radical Islamism: the Roots of Conflict and the Scope of Compromise', at the Academica Sinica (Taipei), 25.8.05.

lxxxiv 'The Impact of the 2003 Gulf War on the Middle East', at the Institute of Diplomatic Studies (Riyadh), 12.11.05.

lxxxv 'Relations between the Arab World and the West, in the Light of the Gulf War', at King Abdel-Aziz University (Jeddah), 15.11.05.

lxxxvi 'The World Trade Organisation and Problems of the Global Economy', at the King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals (Dhahran), 20.11.05.

lxxxvii 'Western Policies in the Middle East and the Agenda of Democratisation', at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bahrain Majlis al-Shura (Manama), 23.11.05

lxxxviii 'Political Reform and Stability in the Gulf Region', at the conference on 'EU-Gulf Relations: Enhancing Economic, Political and Security Cooperation', held by the Istituto Affari Internazionale (Rome), 26 11.05