By Ghazi A. Algosaibi
First released in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.
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He was an intimate participant in all the major political developments in the Middle East. Foreign policy was the subject closest to the King's heart. So much so that he himself retained the office of Foreign Minister for over thirty years and did not relinquish it after ascending the throne thus creating an unusual constitutional situation. He enjoyed close relations with many prominent world figures. It is no surprise that toward the end of his life he was generally considered one of the most experienced statesmen of the world, if not the most experienced.
The point at issue here is not simply theoretical. On the contrary, it is of great practical significance. If the aim were merely to equip students with data, we could fill each grade with hundreds of students and impose no restrictions or requirements of diligence on them, and there would be no need for them to undertake theoretical or field research. But if the aim is to equip students with specific, usable skills, then the number of students in each grade must be kept within bounds so as to permit debate and exchange of views.
The King 33 King Faisal's foreign policy referred for the committee's consideration all important foreign policy matters, especially those which established a general principle of behaviour or constituted a turning point. 2 The Council of Ministers. Although the Council was mainly concerned with domestic issues, some foreign policy questions were referred to it by the King. All treaties and international agreements were debated in the Council before any action by the King. 3 Supreme Oil Council.
Arabian Essays by Ghazi A. Algosaibi