Bahrain 1975/76 - 2020

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Bahrain has roots deep in the past, going back some 5,000 years. It was a vital link between civilisations, such as the Phoenicians, the Levant and Mesopotamia. The 'modern' era of Bahrain began in 1783, following the island's conquest by Ahmed al-Fateh. It has been ruled by the al-Khalifa family since 1961. Bahrain was declared independent from the United Kingdom in August 1971, and issued its first constitution in 1973.

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Anthony Axon, M.A. (Cantab) joined The Economist in 1967 to work on a Latin American Edition. He subsequently worked for the publishing division of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg before launching World of Information in 1973 in Cambridge, UK.

Susan Hewitt first worked in publishing in 1963 in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia (which became Zambia on independence in 1964). She worked with Gemini News Service soon after it launched in 1967 and then African Development Magazine. She joined World of Information in 1974.
The CAIW series is relevant reading for all interested in the recent history of the Arabian Gulf. It is a valuable resource for graduate and post-graduate students, academic libraries, research institutes, government departments, embassies, consulates, diplomats and NGOs.
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