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Title:The Rise of Saudi Regional Power and the Foreign Policies of Northeast African States
Authors:Creed, John
Menkhaus, KennethISNI
Periodical:Northeast African Studies
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
Saudi Arabia
Subjects:foreign policy
international relations
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43660367
Abstract:Using a world-system approach, the author examines the nature of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and its northeast African 'periphery', investigating first of all the general foreign policy goals of Saudi Arabia in northeast Africa, and subsequently exploring the foreign policy orientations of six northeast African States - Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya - in response to the rise of Saudi regional predominance since 1967. In nearly every case, Saudi Arabia has actively sought to reorient northeast African States' foreign policies by offering large quantities of aid in exchange for severance of relations with the Soviet Union. In sum it has had considerable success and the northeast African region of today is a relatively safe and congenial zone for Saudi Arabia, compared to what it faced in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Bibliogr., notes, ref.