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) : Goodwin, Bonita A.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA277977


Report Date : DEC 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : The primary purpose of this research is to examine Saudi Arabia's 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 government's 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.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *ADVANCED WEAPONS , *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES , UNITED STATES , THESES , ARMS CONTROL , SAUDI ARABIA , INSTABILITY , WARTIME , HISTORY , PERSIAN GULF , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS.


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