Saudi Arabia: National Security in a Troubled Region (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - History - 372 pages
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"Saudi Arabia: National Security in a Troubled Region" provides a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of Saudi Arabia's strategic security efforts, both within the country and as a stabilizing regional presence. In this meticulously researched book, acclaimed geopolitical scholar Anthony Cordesman, well-known for his role as ABC News's national security analyst, takes readers inside the Saudi security structure for an unprecedented look at its internal and external forces, policymaking, and careful balancing of regional and East/West relationships.

In "Saudi Arabia," Anthony Cordesman shows how the Kingdom is responding to an unstable Iraq, a potentially nuclear Iran, the needs of its fellow Southern Gulf states, and the ongoing threat of terrorism inside its borders. Cordesman also considers a number of socioeconomic and demographic factors that could bring dramatic changes within the Kingdom in the near future. Nonpartisan, unbiased, and based on the author's unparalleled access to high profile Saudi officials, the book offers a level of expertise and insight no other consideration of the subject can match.

  

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Contents

SAUDI ARABIAS CHANGING STRATEGIC DYNAMICS
1
THE IMPACT OF THE CHANGING MILITARY BALANCE IN THE GULF
72
THE SAUDI NATIONAL SECURITY APPARATUS
117
SAUDI MILITARY SPENDING AND ARMS IMPORTS
133
SAUDI MILITARY MANPOWER
142
THE ROYAL SAUDI LAND FORCES RSLFS
147
THE SAUDI NATIONAL GUARD
175
THE SAUDI NAVY
186
SAUDI LANDBASED AIR DEFENSES
227
IRANS UNCERTAIN THREAT SAUDI MISSILE FORCES AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SAUDI WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
238
SAUDI ARABIAS INTERNAL SECURITY FORCES
263
THE SAUDI INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH TO COUNTERTERRORISM
296
THE RELIGIOUS POLITICAL ECONOMIC AND EDUCATIONAL ASPECTS OF SAUDI NATIONAL SECURITY SOFT COUNTERTERRORISM
307
PUTTING SAUDI NATIONAL SECURITY IN PERSPECTIVE
342
NOTES
345
Copyright

THE SAUDI AIR FORCE
201

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About the author (2009)

ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and is an analyst and commentator for ABC News. He has written extensively on energy and Middle Eastern politics, economics, demographics, and security. He has served in a number of senior positions in the US government, including the Department of Energy, and several assignments in the Middle East.

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