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ArabNet: Always Leading The Way.
Available online at: http://www.arab.net/saudi/
Available online at: http://www.saudiaramco.com/bvsm/JSP/home.jsp
BBC News Country Profiles: Saudi Arabia.
Available online at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791936.stm
CIA - The World Factbook - Saudi Arabia.
Available online at: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sa.html
Information on geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues; also contains maps.
Embassy of the United States - Riyad, Saudi Arabia.
Available online at: http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/
National Museum of Saudi Arabia.
Available online at: http://www.saudimuseum.com/indexing.htm
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
Available online at: http://www.saudiembassy.net/
Saudi Arabia US Relations Information Service.
Available online at: http://www.saudi-us-relations.org/
Saudi Base to Close; Ops Center Moves to Qatar. FDCH
Regulatory Intelligence Database April 28, 2003.
Available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=32W3454501378
U.S. Aircraft Leaving Saudi Arabian Airbase. FDCH Regulatory
Intelligence Database April 29, 2003.
Available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&an=32W0967014044
Abdrabboh, Bob A. Saudi Arabia: Forces of Modernization. Brattleboro, Vt, Amana Books, 1984. 125
Book call no.: 953.8 A135s
Al-Rasheed, Madawi. A History of Saudi Arabia. New York,
Cambridge University Press, 2002. 255 p.
Book call no.: 953.805 A459h
Wahhabism: A Critical Essay. Oneonta, NY, Islamic Publications International, 2002.
Book call no.: 297.814 A394w
American Foreign Policy Council. Confronting Terrorism Financing. Lanham, MD, University Press of America, 2005.
Book call no.: 303.625 C7481
Anderson, J. N. D. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Atlantic
Highlands, NJ , Stacey International, 1986. 256 p.
Book call no.: 953.8 K54 1986
Arab Elites: Negotiating the Politics of Change, edited by
Volker Perthes. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2004. 344 p.
Book call no.: 320.91767 A658
Baer, Robert. Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul
for Saudi Crude. New York, Crown, 2003. 226 p.
Book call no.: 953.8053 B141s
Bakr, Mohammed A. A Model in Privatizatiion: Successful Change
Management in the Ports of Saudi Arabia. London, London Centre of Arab
Studies, 2001. 136 p.
Book call no.: 387.109538 B168m
Bin Ladin, Carmen. Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia. New York, Warner Books, 2004.
Book call no.: 92 B6121i
Bradley, John R. Saudi Arabia Exposed: Inside a Kingdom in Crisis. New York, Palgrave MacMillan, 2005.
Book call no.: 953.053 B811s
Brisard, Jean-Charles. Terrorism Financing Roots and Trends of Saudi
Terrorism Financing, Report Prepared for the President of the Security Council,
United Nations. Paris, JCB Consulting, 2003. 1 vol.
Book call no.: 303.625 B859t
Champion, Daryl. The Paradoxical Kingdom: Saudi Arabia and the
Momentum of Reform. New York, Columbia University Press, 2003. 392 p.
Book call no.: 330.9538 C452p
Citino, Nathan J. From Arab Nationalism to OPEC: Eisenhower, King
Sa'-ud, and the Making of U.S.-Saudi Relations. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 2002. 1 vol.
Book call no.: 327.730538 C581f
Cordesman, Anthony H. Saudi Arabia Enters the Twenty-First Century. Westport, CT, Praeger, 2003. 2
Vol. 1: The Military and International Security Dimensions.
Vol. 2: The Political, Foreign Policy, Economic, and Energy Dimensions.
Book call no.: 355.0330538 C794sa
Cordesman, Anthony H. Saudi Arabia: Guarding the Desert Kingdom. Boulder, CO, Westview Press, 1997.
Book call no.: 355.0330538 C794s
Cuddihy, Kathy. Saudi Customs and Etiquette. London, Stacey
International, 2002. 135 p.
Book call no.: 390.09538 C964s
Dawisha, A. I. Saudi Arabia's Search for Security. London,
International Institute for Strategic Studies, 1979. 36 p.
Book call no.: 909.82 I61a no.158
Farah, Douglas. Blood from Stones: The Secret Financial Network of
Terror. New York, Broadway Books, 2004. 225 p.
Book call no.: 303.625 F219b
The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, edited by
Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami. Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner
Publishers, 2002. 381 p.
Book call no.: 327.0956 F714
Furtig, Henner. Iran's Rivalry with Saudi Arabia Between the Gulf
Wars. Reading, UK, Ithaca Press, 2002. 288 p.
Book call no.: 327.538055 F992i
Gold, Dore. Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New
Global Terrorism. Washington, DC, Regnery Pub, 2003. 309 p.
Book call no.: 297.8 G618h
Laham, Nicholas. Selling AWACS to Saudi Arabia: The Reagan
Administration and the Balancing of America's Competing Interests in the Middle
East. Westport, CT, Praeger, 2002. 256 p.
Book call no.: 327.73056 L183s
Long, David E. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Gainesville,
FL, University Press of Florida, 1997. 154 p.
Book call no.: 953.8 L848k
Mackey, Sandra. The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1987. 433 p.
Book call no.: 953.8 M157s
Manea, Elham. Regional Politics in the Gulf: Saudi Arabia, Oman,
Yemen. London, SAQI, 2005. 192 p.
Book call no.: 320.953 M274r
Metz, Helen Chapin. Saudi Arabia: A Country Study. Washington, DC, Library of Congress, 1993.
Also available online at: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/satoc.html
Book call no.: 910 A678 Sau
Niblock, Tim. State, Society, and Economy in Saudi Arabia. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1982. 314 p.
Book call no.: 953.8053 S797
Peterson, J. E. Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia. Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, 2003. 259 p.
Book call no.: 953.8003 P485h
Peterson, John. Saudi Arabia and the Illusion of Security. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press for the International Institute for
Strategic Studies, 2002. 104 p. (Adelphi papers, 348)
Book call no.: 909.82 I61a no. 348
Pollack, Kenneth M. Arabs at War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
Book call no.: 355.0330174927 P771a
Pompea, Sophie. Saudi Arabia: Issues, Historical Background, and
Bibliography. New York, Nova Science Publishers, 2002. 190 p.
Book call no.: 953.8 S2551
Powell, William. Saudi Arabia and Its Royal Family. Secaucus, NJ, L. Stuart, 1982. 381 p.
Book call no.: 953.805 P886s
Safran, Nadav. Saudi Arabia: The Ceaseless Quest for Security. Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985.
Book call no.: 355.0330538 S128s
Schwartz, Stephen. The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and
Its Role in Terrorism. New York, Anchor Books, 2003. 346 p.
Book call no.: 297.8 S399t 2003
Security in the Persian Gulf: Origins, Obstacles, and the Search for
Consensus, edited by Lawrence G. Potter and Garg G. Sick. New York,
Palgrave, 2002. 284 p.
Book call no.: 327.09536 S446
Teitelbaum, Joshua. The Rise and Fall of the Hashemite Kingdom of
Arabia. New York, University Press, 2001. 310 p.
Book call no.: 953.8 T265r
Unger, Craig. House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship
Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties. New York, Scribner,
2004. 356 p.
Book call no.: 327.730538 U57h
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on
Arms Control, International Security and Science. Proposed Sale of F-15 Aircraft to Saudi Arabia and U.S. - Saudi
Commercial Disputes. Hearing. 102nd Congress, 2nd Session, September 23,1992. Washington, G.P.O. 1993.
Book call no.: 382.456237464 U58p
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East. Problems Confronting U.S. Businesspersons in
Saudi Arabia. Hearing. 102nd Congress, 2nd Session, May 19,1992. Washington,
G.P.O. 1992. 122 p.
Book call no.: 346.07 U58p
University of Pennsylvania. Middle East Research Institute. Saudi
Arabia. Dover, NH, C. Helm, 1985. 189 p.
Book call no.: 330.9538053 M561
Wilson, Peter W. and Graham, Douglas. Saudi Arabia: The Coming Storm. Armonk, NY, M. E. Sharpe, 1994.
Book call no.: 953.8 W752s
Wilson, Rodney. Economic Development in Saudi Arabia. New
York, RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. 193 p.
Book call no.: 330.9538 W752e
Woodson, C. A. Saudi Arabian Force Structure Development in a Post
Gulf War World. Fort Leavenworth, KS , Foreign Military Studies
Office, Center for Army Lessons Learned, 1998. 49 p.
Book call no.: 355.0330538 W898s
Yetiv, Steven A. Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American
Foreign Policy. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2004. 239 p.
Book call no.: 327.73056 Y48c
Zuhur, Sherifa. Saudi Arabia: Islamic Threat, Political Reform, and
the Global War on Terror. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies
Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2005. 65 p.
Also available online at: http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ssi/pdffiles/PUB598.pdf
Book call no.: 953.8053 Z94s
Al Dheim, Saleh. Leadership and Ethics: A Saudi View. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, January 29, 1996. 34
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 A362L
Al-Mufarih, Ahmed S. The Role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in
Combating Terrorism. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College,
2004. 22 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA424178
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 A4521r
Alassiri, Ali. Security in the Gulf. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air
Command and Staff College, 2002. 31 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 A3231s
Alshehri, Saad. Security of the Arabian Gulf. Carlisle
Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2002. 19 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA400736
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 A4612s
Assessing Saudi Arabia. A Review of Leading American and European
Analysts (1982-1995). Canada, Department of National Defence,
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, March 1983. 105 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41281-20 no.22
Dowling, Kevin Scoott. American Middle East Policy: Increasing the
Threat to US Forces in Saudi Arabia? Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate
School, 2001. 61 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA401343
Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 D747a
Goetz, Adam N. Demographics: The Downfall of Saudi Arabia. Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2003. 73 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA420427
Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 G611d
Heard, Falkner. Strategic Importance of Saudi Arabia: Neither A
Friend Nor Foe. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003. 26
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA414079
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-547 H435s
Jenkins, Kennedy E. US Central Command's Theater Security Cooperation
Activities in Saudi Arabia: Engagement Supports Our Collective Interests. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2005. 26 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-537 J521u
Mark, Clyde R. and Wittmeyer, Daniel. Saudi Arabia Arms Sales. Washington, DC, Library of Congress, January 15, 1988. 1 vol.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42953-8 no.87209
McDowell, Steven R. Is Saudi Arabia A Nuclear Threat? Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2003. 81 p.
Also available online at: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA417628
Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 P613w
McLean, Charles A. End of the Islamic Cold War: The Saudi-Iranian
Detente and Its Implications. Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School,
2001. 120 p.
Also available online at: http://stinet.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=A397595&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf
Doc. call no.: M-U 42525 M1631e
Shlapak, David A. and Davis, Paul K. Possible Postwar Force
Requirements for the Persian Gulf: How Little Is Enough? Santa
Monica, CA, Rand, 1991. 29 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 30352-53 no.3314
Smith, William T. Saudi Arabia and Regional Issues. Maxwell
AFB, AL, Air War College, April 1993. 30 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43117 S6641s
Blanche, Ed. Arab Regimes Crack Down on Islamists. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:19-21 March 2002.
Blanche, Ed. Oil Is Thicker Than Blood in Saudi Arabia-US Relations. Jane's Intelligence Review 13:36-37 September 2001.
Blanche, Ed. Regional Briefing: Gulf States. Jane's Defence Weekly 42:28-33 February 9, 2005.
Blanche, Ed. Saudi Arabia Faces Fight for Investment. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:44-45 May 2002.
Blanche, Ed. Saudi Arabia's Nuclear Footprints. Jane's Islamic
Affairs Analyst, pp 13-14 December 2003.
Argues that a Saudi decision to go nuclear would wreck whatever remains of a relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
Bodansky, Yossef. Secret Moves to Topple Syria's Bashar. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 33:3 2005.
Bodansky, Yossef and Copley, Gregory R. A New Nuclear Age. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 31:4-6 2003.
Bosker, A. J. Goodbye, Prince Sultan. Airman 47:24-29
Reports on the closure of the Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia. Comeback of U.S. soldiers to the Prince Sultan Air Base to continue the Operation Southern Watch of the U.S. Air Force. Number of airmen and aircraft housed by the air base during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Turnover of the base facilities to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Success of the Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&an=11323368
Brownfield, A. US-Saudi Relations Remain Tense. Jane's Terrorism & Security Monitor, pp 11-13 May 2004.
Copey, Gregory R. and Bodansky, Yossef. 'Adballah Assumes a Saudi Throne Beset by Succession Issues. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 33:7 2005.
Crawley, Vince. Analysts: U.S. Troops Should Leave Saudi Arabia.
Army Times 62:31 May 27, 2002.
Reports that analysts have suggested the withdrawal of the U.S. military from Saudi Arabia. Reasons for leaving the country; Recommended approach for the departure of soldiers; Advantage of the U.S. military presence in the country.
Crawley, Vince. Emergency Leave Expanded; No Forced Abayas in Saudi Arabia. Air Force Times 63:22 December 2, 2002.
Provides information on several issues included in the 2003 defense authorization bill in the U.S. Emergency leave; Muslim religious robe for servicewomen; Report on women.
Crawley, Vince. Officials Deny Saudis Want U.S. Troops Out of Country.
Air Force Times 62:19 February 4, 2002.
Reports on the move of United States (U.S.) President George W. Bush and local officials in Saudi Arabia to deny claims that U.S. troops are not welcome in Saudi Arabia. Status of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia; Basis of the claims made by U.S. Senator Carl Levin that U.S. troops are no longer welcome in Saudi Arabia; Options of the U.S. should it withdraw its forces in Saudi Arabia.
Crawley, Vince. U.S. Troops Should Leave Saudi Arabia, Analysts Say.
Air Force Times 62:23 April 15, 2002.
Reports that several military analysts and former U.S. government officials have said that the U.S. military should leave Saudi Arabia. Information on their remarks at the April 2002 policy debate sponsored the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.; Views of former U.S. administration adviser Doug Bandow on the issue; Effects of U.S. policies in the Persian Gulf.
Dekemejian, Richard. The Liberal Impulse in Saudi Arabia.
Middle East Journal 57:400-413 Summer 2003.
Traces the origins and evolution of Saudi Liberalism, its ideological anchors in Islamic and Western political thought, and its reformist program as outlined in the Strategic Vision Statement presented to 'Abdallah in January 2003.
Donovan, Michael. Islam and Stability in Saudi Arabia. Defense
Monitor 30:6-7 November 2001.
Focuses on the influence of Islam on the political stability in Saudi Arabia. Impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. on the political stability of the kingdom; Sources of political instability; Opposition to the monopoly on power of the royal family.
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Doran, Michael Scott. The Saudi Paradox. Foreign Affairs 83:35-51 January-February 2004.
Elkoussy, Monir S. and Thomchick, Evelyn. Development of Saudi Arabian Seaports. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:20-23 March 2002.
Foreman, William H. Saudi Arabia: Another Massive Jolt. Officer 79:27-28 October 2003.
Gause, F. Gregory. Saudi Arabia Challenged. Current History 103:21-24 January 2004.
Gearon, E. Libyan-Saudi Relations in Turmoil. Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 6-7 February 2005.
Gertz, Bill. Terrorism and the Force. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:68-71 March 2002.
Gideon, T. W. Sword of Saud and the Birth of A Nation.
Military History 14:50-56 August 1997.
Features a dynastic rivalry that led to a protracted campaign in the Arabian desert and ultimately, to the formation of one of the 20th century's most powerful kingdoms. Sequence of events that led to the formation of a nation now called Saudi Arabia.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&an=9709205305
Grier, Peter. Desert Chill. Air Force Magazine
86:42-43+ January 2003.
Analyzes the military relationship of the U.S. with Saudi Arabia. Terrorist activities of Saudi citizens; Influence of U.S. military and foreign policies to the increase in anti-American attitudes among Saudi citizens; Political changes in Saudi; Military leadership needed by Saudi.
Hardy, Roger. Reform, Saudi-Style. Middle East International 721:22-23 March 19, 2004.
Hardy, Roger. Saudi Arabia: Between Violence and Reform.
Middle East International 717:27-28 January 23, 2004.
Article discusses the difficulties facing the Saudi authorities as they try to implement reform.
Holmes, Angela. Battery Operations (Patriot Battery Operations Within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Jane's Intelligence Review 14:42-49 March 2002.
Jarrah, Najm. Iron Fist. Middle East International 713:19 November 21, 2003.
Johnson, Silas R. United States Military Training Mission: A Paradigm for Regional Security. DISAM Journal 23:97-102 Summer 2001.
Jones, Toby. The Iraq Effect in Saudi Arabia. Middle East Report 237:20-25 Winter 2005.
Jones, Toby. Seeking a "Social Contract" for Saudia Arabia.
Middle East Report 228:42-48 Fall 2003.
Saudi rulers seemed to be considering serious social reforms until the rash of recent bombings.
Knights, Michael. The Battle to Control Saudi Security Policy. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 31:6-7 2003.
Knights, Michael. Northern Gulf Vulnerable to Infiltration by Terrorist Groups. Jane's Intelligence Review 17:6-15 October 2005.
Knights, Michael. Saudi Arabia Faces Long-Term Insecurity. Jane's Intelligence Review 16:16-21 July 2004.
Knights, Michael. Saudi Defense Programs Stalled from All Angles. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 31:9-10 2003.
Knights, Michael. Saudi Terrorist Cells Await the Return of Jihadists from Iraq. Jane's Intelligence Review 17:12-15 December 2005.
Lacroix, Stephane. Between Islamists and Liberals: Saudi Arabia's New "Islamo-Liberal" Reformists. Middle East Journal 58:345-365 Summer 2004.
"The last few years in Saudi Arabia have witnessed the rise of a new trend made up of former Islamists and liberals, Sunnis and Shi'ites, calling for democratic change within an Islamic framework through a revision of the official Wahhabi religious doctrine."
Long, David E. U.S. Saudi Relations: Evolution, Current Conditions and Future Prospects. Mediterranean Quarterly 15:24-38 Summer
US-Saudi relations have plummeted from being one of the closest and most durable bilateral relationships between a major oil-producing state and a major oil-consuming state to an all time low. One thing the relationship has never enjoyed is a deep, mutual understanding of, or sensitivity toward, the other's culture.
Maze, Rick. House Approves Abaya Bill. Air Force Times
62:12 May 27, 2002.
Reports on a bill approved by the U.S. House members that would shield U.S. military women from being compelled to wear Muslim robes when off base in Saudi Arabia. Implication of the bill, HR 4714; Information on a lawsuit filed by Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally of the U.S. Air Force; Reaction of McSally to the proposed bill.
Maze, Rick. Senate Rejects Abaya Policy for Service Members.
Air Force Times 62:13 July 8, 2002.
Reports on the decision of the U.S. Senate to prevent female soldiers from being required to wear Muslim garments while in Saudi Arabia. Provision of 2003 defense authorization bill; Application of the legislation passed by Senate on Saudi Arabia; Reason why military women should wear abayas in Saudi Arabia.
Munro, Alan. The Dilemma for Saudi Foreign Policy. RUSI Journal 147:46-50 October 2002.
Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia. Air Force Times 61:4 October 2, 2000.
Ranstorp, Magnus. Saudi Arabia and the Global Fight Against Al-Qa'ida. RUSI Journal 149:32-35 February 2004.
Rolfsen, Bruce. 14 Indicted in Khobar Blast. Air Force Times
61:8 July 2, 2001.
Reports on the grand jury indictment for the June 25, 1996 bombing at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. Issue on the Iranian involvement; Conspiracy involving the Saudi Hezbollah; Charges faced by alleged conspirators.
Rolfsen, Bruce. New Air Operations Center Makes Debut. Air
Force Times 61:24 June 25, 2001.
Features the Combined Aerospace Operations Center--Experimental of the United States Air Force at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia. Purpose of operation centers; Source of problems for airmen in operation center equipment; Goals for operation centers.
Roshandel, Jalil and Chadha, Sharon. US-Saudi Relations and the (Irrelevant) Court of Public Opinion. RUSI Journal 147:58-62 December 2002.
Russell, Richard L. A Saudi Nuclear Option? Survival
43:69-79 Summer 2001.
Nuclear proliferation is much more a 'symptom' of the struggle for power that characterizes international relations, with or without superpower conflict. One such area of proliferation may be right under our noses, not in a so-called rogue state, but in a key American ally in the Persian Gulf - Saudi Arabia. There is no direct evidence that Saudi Arabia has already chosen a nuclear deterrent. They could work clandestinely to develop a nuclear capability, much as they did to procure ballistic missiles. Washington should not assume that a close regional ally such as Saudi Arabia would be loath to jeopardize that relationship by working at cross-purposes with declared American policy against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. Such an assumption would profoundly overestimate the Saudi confidence in US protection, and would fail to recognize that security interests - not in any sense an innate friendship - are the driving forces behind policy in international politics. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Saudi Arabia. Military Technology 27:235-238 (World Defence Almanac 2002-2003).
Saudi-Pakistani N-Deal, DPRK (North Korea), Iran Show That Strategic Defense Technology Is Still Required. Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy 31:13 2003.
Saudis Attempt Electoral Reforms. Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 5-6 April 2005.
Simon, Seena. Is This Degrading? Why One Officer Has Led a Six-Year Crusade to Change a Dress Code in Saudi Arabia. Air Force Times
61:10-12 May 14, 2001.
Features United States (U.S.) Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Martha McSally who is stationed in Saudi Arabia. Her opposition to the local military policy in Saudi Arabia that requires women military personnel to wear the abaya, a traditional head-to-toe garment whenever they go out of the base; Reasons for her opposition to the policy; Formal complaints made by McSally about the issue to her higher ranking officers.
Singer, Paul. The Saudis' $20 Million Image Campaign. National Journal 36:2248-2249 July 17, 2004.
Sippel, Michael J. Saudi Arabia: The Changing Paradigm and Implications for the United States Military Training Mission. DISAM Journal 25:1-12 Summer 2003.
Stanton, Martin N. Saudi Arabian National Guard Motorized Brigades. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:6-11 March 2002.
Stokes, Bruce. Bracing for the Saudi Sandstorm. National
Journal 36:2502-2503 August 21, 2004.
Analyzes the implications of the political situation in Saudi Arabia on the stability of crude oil supply as of 2004. Political degradation in Saudi Arabia; Details of militant attacks against the government; Involvement of Western governments in the internal politics of the country; Significance of the country's crude oil reserves to the global economy.
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Terrorist Threats in Saudi Arabia. Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 13-15 August 2005.
Tusa, Francis. Lavs (Light Armored Vehicles) in the Gulf: Saudi National Guard Hopes to Resume Modernization Plans. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:39 March 2002.
Ulph, Stephen. Islamic Militancy Kicks Off in Kuwait. Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 11-13 February 2005.
Venter, Al J. What Now of the Saudi/US Pact? Jane's Islamic
Affairs Analyst, pp 14-16 October 2003.
Saudi Arabia appears to be contemplating a nuclear strategy.
War on Terror. Middle East International 707:19-20
August 22, 2003.
A congressional report could spell more trouble for the Kingdom in the U.S.
What If? Economist 371:69-70 May 29, 2004.
The article discusses the possible effect of terrorism on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure as of May 2004. Oil prices have recently been above $40 a barrel. Politicians in oil-consuming economies are up in arms. Saudi Arabia, the head of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has promised relief. Nearly every OPEC producer, save Saudi Arabia, is already producing about as much oil as it can. Oil traders report that fears of terrorist attacks that might disrupt Middle-Eastern oil exports may account for as much as $8 of the current per-barrel price. What was once unthinkable now seems possible, perhaps even inevitable: a major terrorist attack, or series of attacks, on oil facilities within Saudi Arabia.
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Wyllie, James. Perpetual Tensions--Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Jane's Intelligence Review 14:118-119 March 2002.
Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally. New York, NY, A&E Home
Video, 2003. 1 videocassette (100 min.).
Fairchild Video call no.: 953.805 S2551
Saudi Arabia Friend or Foe? Princeton, NJ, Films for the
Humanities & Sciences, 2002. 1 videocassette (22 min.).
Nightline program concerning Saudi Arabia's role in the war on terrorism, and its reliability as an ally.
Fairchild Video call no.: 953.8053 S255
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