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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Future of the Arab Gulf Monarchies in the Age of Uncertainties

Categories: Arab,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict,Saudi Arabia

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1158

Reviews the effect of the Arab Spring uprisings on the mostly Sunni Arabian peninsula monarchies and their mostly Shia population as demands for political reform increase.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Iran,Saudi Arabia,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33533.pdf

Reviews recent developments in U.S.-Saudi relations including foreign assistance, petroleum trade, political reform, relations with Iran, and more.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Bahrain: Reform, Security, and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Saudi Arabia,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/95-1013.pdf

Discusses the Sunni-Shiite tensions over governance in Bahrain.  Also covers the influence of Saudi Arabia, human rights issues, and the aftereffects of the uprisings in the Arab Spring.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2004-2011

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,India,Russia,Saudi Arabia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R42678.pdf

Latest annual report on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the U.S. and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years.  In 2011 the U.S. had nearly 79% of the market share for such agreements with Russia second in arms transfer agreements with 5.6%.  Saudi Arabia and India were the leading purchasers.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

Categories: Iran,Middle East Conflict,Saudi Arabia

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1094

Compares the different foreign policy orientations of Iran and Saudi Arabia as they vie for influence in the Middle East and the implications for U.S. foreign policy and security interests.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Counterrevolution in the Gulf

Categories: Arab,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict,Saudi Arabia

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB%2089%20Counterrevolution%20in%20the%20Gulf.pdf

Argues that Saudi Arabia is pursuing  domestic and regional policies that risk destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and is failing to heed the need to reform its political system.  From the United States Institute of Peace