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Saudi Arabia on the edge : the uncertain future of an American ally

Author: Thomas W Lippman; Council on Foreign Relations.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2012.
Series: A Council on Foreign Relations book
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Of all the countries in the world that are vital to the strategic and economic interests of the United States, Saudi Arabia is the least understood by the American people. Saudi Arabia's unique place in Islam makes it indispensable to a constructive relationship between the non-Muslim West and the Muslim world. For all its wealth, the country faces daunting challenges that it lacks the tools to meet: a restless and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas W Lippman; Council on Foreign Relations.
ISBN: 9781597976886 1597976881
OCLC Number: 728840649
Notes: "A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Description: xii, 307 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Kings and country --
Oil rich, energy short --
Hungry people, thirsty land --
A new economic model --
The labor market and its discontents --
The education revolution --
Women: the coming breakout --
Islam, society, and the state --
Social upheaval, social welfare --
Bad neighborhood --
An evolving alliance.
Series Title: A Council on Foreign Relations book
Responsibility: Thomas W. Lippman.

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Saudi Arabia wishes to remain under the protection of American security but still clings to a system that is antithetical to American values. Basing his work on extensive interviews and field  Read more...
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