Accession Number:

ADA277977

Title:

The United States, Saudi Arabia, and Arms: Prospects for Future Instability in the Alliance

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this research is to examine Saudi Arabias relationship with the United States as it pertains to Arms. In examining this bi-lateral relationship, the research will attempt to answer two questions First, what is the United States governments view on arms sales to its allies and how does it effect Saudi Arabia Secondly, since the Reagan administration, Persian Gulf War, and the demise of the U.S. S.R, what factors of instability within Saudi Arabia, may be indicators, that the U.S. should re-evaluate its Arms policy. The methodology used will be a historical and economic assessment of U.S. and Saudi Arabian Arms relationship, with particular focus on the economic and political weaknesses within Saudi Arabia, and implications they may have for instability in the region.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Geography
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE