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Saudi Arabia

Guarding The Desert Kingdom, 1st Edition

By Anthony H Cordesman


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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.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, 2 External Security Issues, 3 Internal Change and Internal Security, 4 Economic and Social Issues, 5 Oil and Petroleum Related Issues, 6 Saudi Military Forces, 7 The Saudi Army, 8 The Saudi National Guard, 9 The Saudi Navy, 10 The Saudi Air Force, 11 The Saudi Air Defense Force, 12 Saudi Paramilitary and Internal Security Forces, 13 Saudi Missile Capabilities, 14 Saudi Arabia, the Gulf, and the West

About the Author

Anthony H. Cordesman has served in senior positions in the office for the secretary of defense, NATO, and the U.S. Senate. He is currently a senior fellow and Co-Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University, and a special consultant on military affairs for ABC News. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies