Saudi Arabia and the United States: Birth of a Security Partnership

Saudi Arabia and the United States: Birth of a Security Partnership

by Parker T. Hart


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253334602
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Series: The ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Ser.
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Parker T. Hart is a retired Career Minister of the United States Foreign Service and former assistant secretary of state for Near East and South Asian affairs. He has served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Turkey. His other diplomatic posts have included minister to the Yemen and director of the Foreign Service Institute. He is author of Two NATO Allies at the Threshold of War.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Walter L. Cutler
About the Author
Prologue—History in the Making: A Portrait of King Abd al-Aziz Saud
Part 1: Diplomacy of an Air Base
1. Troubled U.S.-British Cooperation
2. Early Presidential Assurances and the Arab Call to Unity
Part 2: The Restless Search for Boundaries
3. The Eleven Year of King Saud: Cold War and Area Pressures
4. Saud Besieged: Nasser, Dhahran Airfield, and Faisal
Part 3: Collapse of an Ancient System
5. Buildup to Confrontation: Egypt, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia
6. Yemen: Collapse of an Ancient System
Part 4: Violence and Mediation
7. The 1963 Bunker Mission and Beyond
8. Operation Hardsurface and the UN Observer Mission in Yemen
9. The Deposing of King Saud: Faisal's Accession
Select Bibliography

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