overcomes job, personal issues to triumph accessdate March 26, 2009 last Katz first Andy date 2007-03-10 publisher ESPN From 1978-80, Mr. Shaw returned to the private sector as a Vice President of Booz Allen & Hamilton International (Booz Allen Hamilton), overseeing the development, organization and management of two new industrial cities, Jubail and Yanbu, in Saudi Arabia. These cities constituted the largest development project in the world. He worked for several management consulting companies, the St. Phalle International Group and the Cambridge Consulting Group, overseeing international business development projects. From 1980-84 he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, specializing in Middle Eastern and International Business Affairs, and was Vice President for Washington Operations for the Hudson Institute, then overseeing the Center for Naval Analyses, from 1985-86.
of Islamic architecture in the region. Some problems associated with or exacerbated by human overpopulation: * '''Inadequate fresh water''' for drinking water use as well as sewage treatment and effluent discharge. Some countries, like Saudi Arabia, use energy-expensive desalination to solve the problem of water shortages.
literature, are technically forbidden, although these days items for personal use are generally ignored. However, anything that hints of proselytism is treated '''very''' harshly, and the muttawa often bust illicit church assemblies and the like. Public observance of religions other than Islam is technically a crime in Saudi Arabia. The flag of Saudi Arabia bears the Islamic declaration of faith, and desecration or any other inappropriate use of the flag is considered insulting. Public
criticism of the King, the royal family or Saudi Arabia's government in general is not tolerated. Connect By phone
to a customer's removable media on request. Eat Eating is one of the few pleasures permitted in Saudi Arabia, and the obesity statistics show that most Saudis indulge as much as they can. Unlike other businesses which kick out their customers at prayer time, most restaurants will let diners hang around and eat behind closed doors through the prayer period. New customers are generally not allowed to enter until after prayer is over. Fast food '''Fast food''' is a huge business
research and manufacturing for defense and communication among others. The goal of AEC is to create local capabilities in strategic areas like advanced manufacturing technologies, communication systems, and product support . In 2006 it signed an agreement with Acer (Acer Inc.) to manufacture personal computers as part of the Saudi governments programme to make PCs affordable to its population.
in Arab countries. Often noted as a pioneer, al-Jazeera represents a shift towards a more professional approach to news and current affairs. Financed by the Qatar government and established in 1996, al-Jazeera was the first Arabic channel to deliver extensive live news coverage, going so far as to send reporters to “unthinkable
in Israel * '''Depletion of natural resources''', especially fossil fuels. Hubbert, M.K. ''Techniques of Prediction as Applied to Production of Oil and Gas'', US Department of Commerce, NBS Special Publication 631, May 1982 File:World energy consumption, 1970-2025, EIA.png
production and export. In December 1990, Iraq experimented with the use of explosives to destroy wellheads in the area of the Ahmadi loading complex, developing their capability to destroy Kuwait's petroleum infrastructure on a large scale. On 16 January, Iraqi artillery destroyed an oil storage tank in Al-Khafji, Saudi Arabia, and on 19 January the pumps at the Ahmadi loading complex were opened, pouring crude oil into the Persian Gulf. The oil flowed into the sea at a rate of 200,000
to be allocated for export in the future. (Reuters, LAT, Platts) *'''January 22''': U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton approves a plan to open parts of Alaska’s North Slope (Alaska North Slope) to oil exploration and drilling. Nine million acres (36,000 km²) of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve (National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska) will be opened to long-term production. The site lies adjacent to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which remains closed to oil
'''Saudi Arabia''' , constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula), and the second-largest in the Arab world after Algeria. It is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen in the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast and much of its terrain consists of inhospitable desert.
The area of modern-day Saudi Arabia formerly consisted of four distinct regions: Hejaz, Najd and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Hasa) and Southern Arabia ('Asir ('Asir Region)).
Saudi Arabia is the world's dominant oil producer and exporter (List of countries by oil exports) while it controls the world's second largest hydrocarbon reserves (List of countries by proven oil reserves). Backed by the energy reserves, the kingdom is categorized as a high income economy and is the only Arab country to be part of the G-20 major economies. It is an active member of Gulf Cooperation Council (Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and OPEC.