By Robert W. Jordan,Steve Fiffer,James A Baker
In the spring of 2001, George W. Bush chosen Dallas lawyer Robert W. Jordan because the ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Jordan’s nomination sped via Congress within the wake of the terrorist assaults on September 11, and he used to be at his submit by way of early October, notwithstanding without earlier diplomatic event, as Saudi Arabia mandates that the U.S. Ambassador be a political appointee with the ear of the president. for that reason Jordan needed to study at the task how you can run an embassy, take care of a international tradition, and defend U.S. pursuits, all following the main major terrorist assaults at the usa in history.
From 2001 via 2003, Jordan labored heavily with Crown Prince Abdullah and different Saudi leaders on delicate problems with terrorism and human rights, the entire whereas attempting to continue a favorable courting to make sure their cooperation with the warfare in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq. while he labored with best officers in Washington, together with President Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, George guideline, and Tommy Franks. Desert Diplomat discusses those relationships in addition to the old judgements of Jordan’s tenure and gives a candid and considerate evaluation of the occasionally distressing disorder within the behavior of yankee international coverage, conflict, and intelligence collecting. nonetheless curious about the center East, Jordan additionally deals very important insights into the political, financial, and social adjustments taking place during this serious zone, quite Saudi Arabia.
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Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11 by Robert W. Jordan,Steve Fiffer,James A Baker