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'Energy Kingdoms' awarded top prize

Fellow Jim Krane’s recent book, “Energy Kingdoms,” won the Book Award 2019 prize at the Middle East Studies Association conference last week in New Orleans. Twenty-two books were submitted for consideration in the biannual contest, which is sponsored by the Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies.

In the book, Krane explains the important roles of oil in the domestic economies and internal politics of the Persian Gulf states, and the hard choices that will have to be made as governments try to wean their citizens from a troubling reliance on it. 

Read reviews of the book in Bloomberg, Science and Arab News