Saudi Arabia and National Power
Fink, Diane P.
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This paper will demonstrate the fallacy of equating a single element, in this case money, with national power. Indeed, such an equation contradicts the meaning of the concept of power. The format of this paper will be as follows. After the definition of power, and the discussion of its theoretical implications, those factors which are considered to be the common sources of national power- those comprising the power inventory- will be discussed. In the third chapter Saudi Arabia will be analyzed in terms of the elements of the power inventory. In the fourth chapter, the role of the study of a nation's foreign policy in the observation and explanation of that nation's power will be discussed. The concluding chapter will discuss the nature of the contribution which financial wealth has made to Saudi Arabia's power in the context of four major observations.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.