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
MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE