The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has established itself as the twelfth-largest economy in the world, the largest West Asian economic power, worlds largest oil producer, and a strong and capable force in international politics, particularly in the Sunni Islamic world. However, at present it is at crossroads. Should it continue as akingdom or usher in
List of Figures and Tables. Preface. Introduction. 1. Saudi Arabia: Internal Dynamics and Absorptive Capacity 2. Oil, Islam and Regime Security 3. Saudi Arabia and the United States: Disconnect or Still Old Allies? 4. Saudi-Sino Engagement: Evolving into a Special Relationship 5. Saudi Arabia and India: Converging Interests 6. Conclusion: King Salman: Continuity and Change Bibliography. Index.