Accession Number : ADA283135


Title :   Saudi Arabia and Regional Issues


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Smith, William T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a283135.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The overall purpose of this paper is to familiarize the reader with the unique political, social, religious and economic climate in Saudi Arabia. The priorities and accepted norms that exist in that country are considerably different from those in the United States (and other western cultures), and thus dictate and educational process to assist in producing an understanding of that area. After presenting a brief treatment of the geography and history of Saudi Arabia, selected items that are key to understanding the general situation that exists in the country today follow. Background information is provided on political, religious, and economic topics. This brief synopsis is provided to cover areas essential to the understanding of this complex society. The second portion of this report lays out the Saudi Arabian perspective on key regional issues. This discussion is provided for two reasons: it will familiarize readers with key regional issues, and it will provide additional insight to promote further understanding of the country


Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *ISLAM , *CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY) , *SAUDI ARABIA , DEVELOPING NATIONS , ISRAEL , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , ETHNIC GROUPS , GEOGRAPHY , PALESTINIANS , CRUDE OIL , DISTRIBUTION(ECONOMICS) , RELIGION , CONFLICT , HISTORY , NATURAL RESOURCES , SOCIETIES , ARABS , ECONOMICS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Geography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE