As the world carefully monitors tensions in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia increasingly finds itself the center of political scrutiny in both its internal and external relations. This study looks beyond a narrow definition of political stability to examine the implications of Saudi Arabia's changes in external relations with Iran and Iraq, as well as its cooperation with the other Southern Gulf States.Little of the Saudi portion of this workforce did manufacturing or manual labor. A subsistence society with ... 16 Its cargo-handling capacity rose from 3, 652, 000 tons to 252, 500, 000. ... Only 61% of school-age Saudi males ever entered primary school when the oil boom began, but the percentage rose to over 80% by 1990.
|Title||:||Saudi Arabia Enters the Twenty-first Century: The political, foreign policy, economic, and energy dimensions|
|Author||:||Anthony H. Cordesman|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2003-01-01|