Saudi Arabia: National Security in a Troubled Region

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ABC-CLIO, 2009 - History - 372 pages
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Since the Gulf War, Saudi Arabia's tenuous security situation has been altered by an ongoing U.S. presence. This volume provides detailed analysis of the state of the Saudi economy and military forces, its growing internal security problems and the stability of its regime, and its reliability as an energy exporter.
  

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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
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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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