Search for Security: Saudi Arabian Oil and American Foreign Policy

Search for Security: Saudi Arabian Oil and American Foreign Policy

by Aaron David Miller
     
 

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Miller shows how the American stake in Saudi Arabian oil challenged the United States to create closer ties with the Saudi kingdom, compelling the move from isolation to involvement with the Middle East. He describes the growing awareness of the stratehic importance of Saudi Arabia, U.S. shrinking oil reserves and the focusing of America on gaining access to the

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Miller shows how the American stake in Saudi Arabian oil challenged the United States to create closer ties with the Saudi kingdom, compelling the move from isolation to involvement with the Middle East. He describes the growing awareness of the stratehic importance of Saudi Arabia, U.S. shrinking oil reserves and the focusing of America on gaining access to the king's oil, and the continued efforts of U.S. officials after World War II to develop Arabian oil even in the emerging cold war.

Originally published in 1980.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807843246
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Edition description:
1
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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