The United States and Saudi Arabia: Ambivalent Allies.

Long, David E.

Book ID: 2772

ISBN:      0813302080


8vo. xii, 161 pp., cloth, biblio. index, previous owner’s name inscribed verso front cover, otherwise copy in mint condition, published in cooperation with the Middle East Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Westview Press, Colorado, 1985.


U.S.-Saudi relations have been marked by ambivalence since their inception. The Arab-Israeli conflict, the division between buyer and seller of oil, the superpower-small state dichotomy, and the divergence of cultures, traditions, and perceptions have all contributed tot he anomalies that have marked the relationship between the two countries. Dr Long examines the major factors affecting their association-economic, commercial, military and political as well as oil-related factors and develops the thesis that each has evolved a unique internal dynamic and an existence independent of the others. [Foreword].

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