Inside the Mirage
America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia New edition
By (author) Thomas W. Lippman
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Inside the Mirage by Thomas W. Lippman
Book DescriptionThe relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has always been a marriage of convenience, not affection. In a bargain cemented by President Roosevelt and Saudi Arabias founding king in 1945, Americans gained access to Saudi oil, and the Saudis responded with purchases of American planes, weapons, construction projects and know-how that brought them modernization, education, and security. The marriage has suited both sides. But how long can it last?In Inside the Mirage, journalist and Middle East expert Thomas W. Lippman shows that behind the cheerful picture of friendship and alliance, there is a darker tale. With so much at stake, this compelling account looks at the relationship between these two countries, and their future with one another.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813343136
(229mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Saudi Arabia on the Edge, Hardback (March 2012)
Saudi Arabia wishes to remain under the protection of American security but still clings to a system that is antithetical to American values. Basing his work on extensive interviews and field research conducted in the kingdom from 2008 through 2011, Thomas W. Lippman dissects this central Saudi paradox.
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Author Biography - Thomas W. Lippman
Thomas W. Lippman is an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington. In four years as the Washington Post's Middle East bureau chief, three years as the Post's oil and energy reporter, and a decade as the newspaper's national security and diplomatic correspondent, he traveled extensively to Saudi Arabia. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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