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The Resource Desert diplomat : inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11, Robert W. Jordan with Steve Fiffer ; foreword by James A. Baker III

Desert diplomat : inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11, Robert W. Jordan with Steve Fiffer ; foreword by James A. Baker III

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Desert diplomat : inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11
Title
Desert diplomat
Title remainder
inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Jordan with Steve Fiffer ; foreword by James A. Baker III
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Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 2001, George W. Bush selected Dallas attorney Robert W. Jordan as the ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Jordan s nomination sped through Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and he was at his post by early October, though with no prior diplomatic experience, as Saudi Arabia mandates that the U.S. Ambassador be a political appointee with the ear of the president. Hence Jordan had to learn on the job how to run an embassy, deal with a foreign culture, and protect U.S. interests, all following the most significant terrorist attacks on the United States in history. From 2001 through 2003, Jordan worked closely with Crown Prince Abdullah and other Saudi leaders on sensitive issues of terrorism and human rights, all the while trying to maintain a positive relationship to ensure their cooperation with the war in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq. At the same time he worked with top officials in Washington, including President Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, George Tenet, and Tommy Franks. "Desert Diplomat"discusses these relationships as well as the historic decisions of Jordan s tenure and provides a candid and thoughtful assessment of the sometimes distressing dysfunction in the conduct of American foreign policy, warfare, and intelligence gathering. Still involved in the Middle East, Jordan also offers important insights into the political, economic, and social changes occurring in this critical region, particularly Saudi Arabia
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Jordan, Robert W.
Dewey number
  • 327.2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Fiffer, Steve
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  • Jordan, Robert W
  • Ambassadors
  • United States
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United States
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
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Desert diplomat : inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11, Robert W. Jordan with Steve Fiffer ; foreword by James A. Baker III
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900445694
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9781612346700
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900445694
Label
Desert diplomat : inside Saudi Arabia following 9/11, Robert W. Jordan with Steve Fiffer ; foreword by James A. Baker III
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900445694
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 222 pages
Isbn
9781612346700
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015002747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900445694

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