Driving the Saudis

Author: Jayne Amelia Larson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451640038
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An ivy league-educated actress and film producer who worked as a chauffeur for members of the Saudi royal family during their visit to Beverly Hills describes her witness to their opulent lifestyle and the complications, contradictions and corruptions of their wealth. 35,000 first printing.

Hard Choices

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471131530
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

Saudi Arabia

Author: Nadav Safran
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801494842
Release Date: 1988
Genre: History

Analyzes the overwhelming concern that the kingdom has shown for its own security since its inception in 1952 and how its large military budget has been an issue in American-Middle Eastern relations

W stenblut

Author: Zoë Ferraris
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 9783492966900
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Fiction

Als neunzehn Frauenleichen gefunden werden, ist Ibrahim Zahrami alarmiert - die Zahl 19 hat im Koran eine wichtige Bedeutung. Hat er es mit einem Fanatiker zu tun? Und warum fehlt allen Frauen eine Hand? Gleichzeitig plagt Zahrami privat noch eine ganz andere Sorge: Seine Geliebte, die Undercover-Agentin Sabina Gampon ist spurlos verschwunden und er kann sie nicht mal als vermisst melden, da auf Ehebruch die Todesstrafe steht. In seiner Verzweiflung vertraut er sich seiner Kollegin Kaya an, einer der wenigen Frauen der Polizeistation. Doch Kaya, die auf Hochtouren in beiden Fällen ermittelt, merkt nicht, wie sich langsam die Schlinge um ihren eigenen Hals immer enger zieht ...

Islam in Saudi Arabia

Author: David Commins
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857737946
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Religion

The common image of Saudi Arabia portrays a country where religious rules dictate every detail of daily life: where women may not drive; where unrelated men and women may not interact; where the latter veil their faces; and where banks, restaurants and cafes have dual facilities: one for families, another for men. Yet life in the kingdom, contrary to perception, is not so clear cut as simply obeying dogma. David Commins challenges the stereotype of a country immune to change by highlighting the ways that urbanization, education, consumerism, global communications and technological innovation have exerted pressure against rules issued by the religious establishment. He places the Wahhabi movement in the wider context of Islamic history, showing how state-appointed clerics built on dynastic backing to fashion a model society of Sharia observance and moral virtue. But beneath a surface appearance of obedience to Islamic authority he detects currents that reflect Arabia’s heritage of diversity (where Shi’i and Sufi tendencies survive in the face of discrimination) and the effects of its exposure to Western mores.

Prophets and Princes

Author: Mark Weston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470182574
Release Date: 2008-07-28
Genre: History

Saudi Arabia: oil-rich, devoutly Muslim, and a vital ally To many in the West, Saudi Arabia is easy to criticize. It is the birthplace of Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. Saudi women are not permitted to drive, work with men, or travel without a man's permission. Prior to 9/11, the Saudis sent millions of dollars abroad to schools that taught Muslim extremism and to charities that turned out to be fronts for al-Qaeda. In Prophets and Princes, a highly respected scholar who has lived in Saudi Arabia contends that despite these serious shortcomings, the kingdom is still America's most important ally in the Middle East, a voice for moderation toward Israel, and a nation with a surprising ability to make many of the economic and cultural changes necessary to adjust to modern realities. Author Mark Weston offers an objective and balanced history of the only nation on earth named after its ruling family. Drawing on interviews with many Saudi men and women, Weston portrays a complex society in which sixty percent of Saudi Arabia's university students are women, and citizens who seek a constitutional monarchy can petition the king without fear of reprisal. Filled with new and underreported information about the most controversial aspects of life in Saudi Arabia, Prophets and Princes is a must-read for anyone interested in the Middle East, oil, Islam, or the war on terror..

Russisches Tattoo

Author: Elena Gorokhova
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423426718
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Fiction

Goodbye Leningrad, hello America! Mit nichts als einem Koffer kommt Lena aus Leningrad in den USA an. Ein Leben ohne mütterliche (und staatliche) Kontrolle scheint zum Greifen nah. Doch die lang ersehnte Freiheit gibt es nicht zum Nulltarif. Erst nach und nach fasst sie Fuß in der amerikanischen Gesellschaft. Als ihre Tochter geboren wird, reist Lenas Mutter aus der Sowjetunion an und bleibt. Ungelöste Konflikte flammen wieder auf: Zwischen ihrer sowjetisch geprägten Mutter und ihrer amerikanisch erzogenen Tochter muss Lena ihre eigene Identität neu bestimmen.

Transcultural Marketing for Incremental and Radical Innovation

Author: Christiansen, Bryan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466647503
Release Date: 2013-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

As technology continues to drive innovation and impact societies across multiple national boundaries and cultures, new approaches towards marketing products must be created and implemented to be successful in an era of hypercompetition. Transcultural Marketing for Incremental & Radical Innovation provides in depth discussion on tactics for improving existing products while inventing completely new products and product categories. This publication will prove to be helpful for scholars, practitioners, and university students who wish to better understand the importance of marketing products and services across different cultures and multiple languages.

Saudi Arabia Islamic Threat Political reform and the Global War on Terror

Author:
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781428910119
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

U.S. foreign policy and the domestic concerns of Middle Eastern states are influencing the pursuit of the global war on terror in the Middle East. A close view of Saudi Arabia reveals the complex interaction of these forces. The U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia and the global war on terror are important challenges to the U.S. administration that have region-wide ramifications. Saudi Arabia has been facing down Islamist insurgency along with other challenges since September 11, 2001 and with even more urgency since May 2OO3. The Kingdom clearly remains a major political and economic force in the region. The income from its vast oil resources primarily has funded its strong influence, and the Kingdom has, in turn sponsored poorer developing Arab nations. Furthermore, its Islamic influence has been apparent in the broader Muslim world, and the United States has maintained a strong relationship with the Kingdom for many decades.

A Brief History of Saudi Arabia

Author: James Wynbrandt
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780816078769
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

In recent years Saudi Arabia has experienced changes that have both altered the internal structure of the country and affected its foreign relations. Women have gained additional civil rights; the educational system has been overhauled in an attempt to generate a skilled workforce that can enter the competitive global market; and international concern regarding terrorists within Saudi Arabia's borders has prompted an aggressive response from King Abdullah. Yet despite economic, social, and political improvements, the country still faces turmoil from continued conflict in the Middle East. And as the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia must find a way to balance its religious authority with the demands of a modern society. From Saudi Arabia's pre-Islamic history to the events of today, A Brief History of Saudi Arabia, Second Edition offers a balanced, informative perspective on the country's long history. Coverage includes -Pre-Islamic Arabia -Bedouin society and culture -The birth and spread of Islam -The development of and philosophy behind Wahhabism -The origins of the House of Saud -Saudi Arabia's role in the Middle East -Saudi Arabia's relationship to the United States -The battle between conservative and progressive elements in the monarchy today -The reign of King Abdullah Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes.

Saudi Arabic headstart

Author: Defense Language Institute (U.S.). Foreign Language Center
Publisher:
ISBN: UIUC:30112040187467
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Foreign Language Study


Daring to Drive

Author: Manal al-Sharif
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476793023
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is a memoir about living, loving, dreaming, daring, and driving while female -- in a country where it's dangerous to do all of the above. Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year strict fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was religious radical, melting her brother's boy band CDs in the oven because music was haram: forbidden by Islamic law. But what a difference an education can make. By her twenties, she was a computer security engineer, one of a few women working in a desert compound built to resemble suburban America. That's when the Saudi kingdom's contradictions became too much to bear: she was labeled a slut for chatting with male colleagues, her school-age brother chaperoned her on a business trip, and while she kept a car in her garage, she was forbidden from driving on Saudi streets. Manal-al-Sharif has written a memoir about the making of an accidental activist, a story of a young Muslim woman who stood up to a kingdom of men -- and won.