Foreign policy in Iran and Saudi Arabia : economics and diplomacy in the Middle East / Robert Mason.Material type: TextSeries: Library of Modern Middle East Studies ; 153Publication details: London ; New York : I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd., 2015Description: x, 276 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9781780767215; 1780767218Subject(s): | Middle East -- Foreign relations | Middle East -- Economic conditions | Iran -- Economic policy | Iran -- Foreign relations | Saudi Arabia -- Economic policy | Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations | Middle East -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Middle East | BAEPS, Political Science October2015Genre/Form: -- Reading book DDC classification: 327.5 Also available as an eBook.
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Index : p. -276.
Bibliography : p. -272.
Introduction -- 1. A conceptual framework -- 2. The shaping factors of regional insecurity and conflict in the formulation of contemporary Saudi and Iranian foreign policy -- 3. Saudi foreign policy: Oil, Wahabism and 'Riyal Politik' -- 4. Iranian foreign policy: The politics of civilization, security and economy -- 5. The triangulation of US foreign policy towards the Middle East -- 6. Conclusions: Economic factors in Middle East foreign policies -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Saudi Arabia, with its US alliance and abundance of oil dollars, has a very different economic story to that of Iran, which despite enormous natural gas reserves, has been hit hard by economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions since its 1979 revolution. Robert Mason looks at the effect that economic considerations (such as oil, gas, sanctions, trade and investment) have had on foreign policy decision-making processes and diplomatic activities. By examining the foreign policies of Saudi Arabia and Iran towards each other, and towards the wider Middle East and beyond, Mason seeks to highlight how oil policy, including oil production, pricing and security of supply and demand, is the paramount economic factor which drives the diplomacy and rivalry of these two pivotal regional powers. His book thus offers vital analysis for researchers of international relations in the Middle East and the processes involved in the formation of foreign policy. -- Amazon.
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