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Title: U.S. Saudi relations : interdependence revisited
Author: Al-Eisa, Abdulaziz
ISNI:       0000 0001 3405 4304
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1997
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Countries live in an age of interdependenoo. Although there are &>me studies conoorned with the U.S.-Saudi relationship, to my knowledge, this is the first comprehensive study that analyses the U.S.-Saudi relationship as it relates to the conoopts of interdependenoo to be written sinoo the Gulf war of 1991. This study particularly examines the level of interdependenoo between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia as it affects their relationship. The oil embargo of 1973 marked a turning point in Saudi Arabia's relations with the United States. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has emerged as the most important foreign &>urce of American petroleum requirements. The U.S. for its part has supported Saud Arabia with security assistanoo and anTIS while seeking in return to affect Saudi Arabia's oil production and prioo decisions. For both countries maintenanoo of the supply of oil and anTIS are of vital importance, but each oountry has different priorities. The different positions taken by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia is affected by the fact that Saudi Arabia is the worlds' largest exporter of oil and that the U.S. is the world's largest oil consumer. The connection gave way to a more complex relationship of interdependenoo, involving shared as well as divergent interest and therefore, increased the potential for adversarial bargaining as well as agreement, antagonism as well as cooperation. The plan of this study is to explore whether the cooperation between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in the fields of oil, politics, eoonomics and military developments has increased their interdependence. In addition, this study explores why the relationships between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia has moved over time from simple cooperation to oomplexity and how the two oountries have changed in their relative importanoo to each other and what has been the impact of changes in the international system, the Middle East, or within the U.S. and Saudi Arabia on U.S. - Saudi relations.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Saudi Arabia Political science Public administration Petroleum Economics