Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia by Thomas W. LippmanInside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia by Thomas W. Lippman

Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia

byThomas W. Lippman

Paperback | May 11, 2005

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The 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 Arabia's 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.
Thomas Lippman, a respected former correspondent and bureau chief at the Washington Post, traveled with Albright for two and a half years to write this political biography. Lippman is the author of Understanding Islam, which is now in its second edition.
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Title:Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi ArabiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 11, 2005Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813343135

ISBN - 13:9780813343136

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"An insightful, often fascinating, always judicious book examining the United States' long and intimate relationship with Saudi Arabia and the paradoxical chasm that remains between two societies."