Joseph Kechichian, Dr.

Joseph Albert Kechichian is an American scholar of Armenian descent, a renowned historian and political scientist specializing on the Persian Gulf region, focusing in the domestic and regional concerns of Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

He is an Adjunct Professor of U.S.- Middle East Relations, Pepperdine University, a senior researcher at the RAND Corporation in California and the Armenian Research Center.


Power and Succession in Arab Monarchies, Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008, ISBN 1588265560

Faysal: Saudi Arabia's A King for All Seasons, Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 2008, ISBN 0813032429

Political Participation and Stability in the Sultanate of Oman, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Gulf Research Center, 2005

The Just Prince: A Manual of Leadership, London, England: Saqi Books, 2003, ISBN 0863567834

Succession in Saudi Arabia, New York, United States: Palgrave, 2001, ISBN 0312238800, Beirut and London: Dar Al Saqi, 2002, 2003 [2nd edition (for the Arabic language translation), ISBN 1855164450

Oman and the World: The Emergence of an Independent Foreign Policy, Santa Monica, California: RAND, 1995, ISBN 0833023322
[edit] EditorA Century in Thirty Years: Shaykh Zayed and the United Arab Emirates, Washington, D.C.: Middle East Policy Council, 2000, ISBN 0943182085

Iran, Iraq, and the Arab Gulf States, New York, United States: Palgrave, 2001, ISBN 0312293887

Source: Wikipedia (Accessed: 10 December 2011)

Joseph Kechichian's articles in the Gulf News, Dubai:

In Azad-Hye:

Western silence is deafening

Stopping Iran's nuclear march is futile

Good election results, but…