Laurent Murawiec's 24-slide presentation to the Defense Policy Board is presented here in type-treatment that approximates the original.

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Taking Saudi Out of Arabia


Laurent Murawiec
RAND
Defense Policy Board
July 10, 2002

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Taking Saudi out of Arabia:
Contents

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The Arab Crisis


 

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The systemic crisis of the Arab
World

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Shattered Arab self-esteem

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What has the Arab world
produced?

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The Crisis of the Arab world
reaches a climax

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How does change occur in the
 Arab world?

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The continuation of politics by other
means?

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The crisis cannot be contained to the
Arab world alone

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"Saudi" Arabia


 

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The old partnership

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"Saudi" Arabia

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Means, motive, opportunity

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The impact on Saudi policy

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Saudis see themselves

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The House of Saud today

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Strategies


 

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What is to be done?

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"Saudi Arabia" is not a God-
given entity

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An ultimatum to the House of
Saud

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Or else ...

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Other Arabs?

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Grand strategy for the Middle
East

• Iraq is the tactical pivot            

• Saudi Arabia the strategic pivot

• Egypt the prize

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