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Enlightening treatment of an important topic,
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This review is from: Saudi Arabia on the Edge: The Uncertain Future of an American Ally (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Potomac Books)) (Hardcover)
This is a very well done summary of the current situation in a country of tremendous importance to the United States. Mr.Lippmann brings an insider's view of the the many forces that are currently at play, and the pressures to change in a system that has been resistant to cultural change. The topics covered range from economics, religion, the role of women, history of the current leadership, and the effect of an influx of large numbers of temporary workers. It is apparent the the future of this part of the Middle East is about to undergo a major shift, and the book provides considerable insight to what we might expect in the next few years.