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By Neil Partrick

because the basically oil manufacturer with adequate spare skill to form the area financial system, Saudi Arabia is without doubt one of the most important states in twenty-first century geopolitics. regardless of the big power for Saudi Arabia to play a stronger neighborhood and overseas function, the dominion faces severe inner and exterior demanding situations within the kind of political lack of ability and pageant with states resembling Iran. during this exam of Saudi Arabia’s international coverage, Gulf specialist Neil Partrick, and different local analysts, deal with the Kingdom’s family within the center East and wider Islamic global, and its engagement with either proven and emergent international powers. In doing so, he analyses the criteria, starting from identification politics to Iranian acquisition of nuclear guns that make sure the Kingdom’s international coverage. As Saudi Arabia prepares for a generational shift led to by way of an growing old management, the swiftly altering stability of strength within the heart East bargains either nice chance and nice threat. for college kids of the center East and diplomacy, realizing Saudi Arabia’s overseas coverage and its engagement with the area and the area is extra vital than ever.

‘A very great addition to the literature on Saudi Arabia – a far wanted evaluation of Saudi overseas coverage for students and coverage makers, whereas additionally being obtainable to the broader public.’ - Gabriele vom Bruck, Senior Lecturer within the Anthropology of the center East, SOAS, collage of London.

‘This quantity is really good as a reference and in addition a superb read.’ – Michele Dunne, Director and Senior affiliate, heart East application, Carnegie Endowment for overseas Peace

‘A well timed publication to assist us comprehend the heritage and motivation of the significant Sunni regional power.  This number of articles covers the total gamut of Saudi's major exterior relationships including the position play through Islam and oil in shaping its foreign policy.’ - Sir William Patey, united kingdom Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 2007-10

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