Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power

Download Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power full books anytime and anywhere. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power
Title Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman's Ruthless Quest for Global Power
Author
Publisher Hachette Books
Release DateSeptember 1, 2020
Category History
Total Pages 368 pages
ISBN 0306846667
Book Rating 4.5 out of 5 from 537 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

From award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters Justin Scheck & Bradley Hope (coauthor of Billion Dollar Whale), this revelatory look at the world's most powerful ruling family reveals how a rift within Saudi Arabian royalty produced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a charismatic leader with a ruthless streak. *Longlisted for the Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award* 35-year-old Mohammed bin Salman's sudden rise stunned the world. Political and business leaders such as former UK prime minister Tony Blair and WME chairman Ari Emanuel flew out to meet with the crown prince and came away convinced that his desire to reform the kingdom was sincere. He spoke passionately about bringing women into the workforce and toning down Saudi Arabia's restrictive Islamic law. He lifted the ban on women driving and explored investments in Silicon Valley. But MBS began to betray an erratic interior beneath the polish laid on by scores of consultants and public relations experts like McKinsey & Company. The allegations of his extreme brutality and excess began to slip out, including that he ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. While stamping out dissent by holding 300 people, including prominent members of the Saudi royal family, in the Ritz-Carlton hotel and elsewhere for months, he continued to exhibit his extreme wealth, including buying a $70 million chateau in Europe and one of the world's most expensive yachts. It seemed that he did not understand nor care about how the outside world would react to his displays of autocratic muscle-what mattered was the flex. Blood and Oil is a gripping work of investigative journalism about one of the world's most decisive and dangerous new leaders. Hope and Scheck show how MBS' precipitous rise coincided with the fraying of the simple bargain that had been at the head of US-Saudi relations for more than 80 years: oil, for military protection. Caught in his net are well-known US bankers, Hollywood figures, and politicians, all eager to help the charming and crafty crown prince. The Middle East is already a volatile region. Add to the mix an ambitious prince with extraordinary powers, hunger for lucre, a tight relationship with the White House through President Trump's son in law Jared Kushner, and an apparent willingness to break anything-and anyone-that gets in the way of his vision, and the stakes of his rise are bracing. If his bid fails, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become an unstable failed state and a magnet for Islamic extremists. And if his bid to transform his country succeeds, even in part, it will have reverberations around the world.

Similar books related to " Blood and Oil: Mohammed bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power " from our database.

The Age Of Anxiety by Andrea Tone

Title The Age of Anxiety
Author Andrea Tone
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2008-12-30
Category Medical
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780786727476
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Anxious Americans have increasingly pursued peace of mind through pills and prescriptions. In 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 40 million adult Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year: more than double the number thought to have such a disorder in 2001. Anti-anxiety drugs are a billion-dollar business. Yet as recently as 1955, when the first tranquilizer—Miltown—went on the market, pharmaceutical executives worried that there wouldn't be interest in anxiety-relief. At mid-century, talk therapy remained the treatment of choice. But Miltown became a sensation—the first psychotropic blockbuster in United States history. By 1957, Americans had filled 36 million prescriptions. Patients seeking made-to-order tranquility emptied drugstores, forcing pharmacists to post signs reading “more Miltown tomorrow.” The drug's financial success and cultural impact revolutionized perceptions of anxiety and its treatment, inspiring the development of other lifestyle drugs including Valium and Prozac. In The Age of Anxiety, Andrea Tone draws on a broad array of original sources—manufacturers' files, FDA reports, letters, government investigations, and interviews with inventors, physicians, patients, and activists—to provide the first comprehensive account of the rise of America's tranquilizer culture. She transports readers from the bomb shelters of the Cold War to the scientific optimism of the Baby Boomers, to the “just say no” Puritanism of the late 1970s and 1980s. A vibrant history of America's long and turbulent affair with tranquilizers, The Age of Anxiety casts new light on what it has meant to seek synthetic solutions to everyday angst.

Title America and a Changed World
Author Robin Niblett
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 296
ISBN 1444391550
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Looking at a range of themes and regions, this book provides achallenging basis for rethinking America’s internationalleadership. Chatham House experts assess current US policy and thecountry’s ability to continue to play an internationalleading role. A timely exploration as President Barack Obama attempts torenew America’s global leadership. Broad range of contributors including Annette Bohr (CentralAsia), Victor Bulmer-Thomas (Latin America), Alex Vines and TomCargill (Sub-Saharan Africa), Paul Cornish (Arms control), PaolaSubacchi (Economics), Kerry Brown (China) and James Sherr(Russia).

Happy Pills In America by David Herzberg

Title Happy Pills in America
Author David Herzberg
Publisher JHU Press
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category Medical
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781421400990
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

With a barrage of “ask your doctor about” advertisements competing for attention with shocking news of drug company malfeasance, Happy Pills is an invaluable look at how the commercialization of medicine has transformed American culture since the end of World War II.

Karma Cola by Gita Mehta

Title Karma Cola
Author Gita Mehta
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2012-05-02
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780307814630
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Beginning in the late '60s, hundreds of thousands of Westerners descended upon India, disciples of a cultural revolution that proclaimed that the magic and mystery missing from their lives was to be found in the East. An Indian writer who has also lived in England and the United States, Gita Mehta was ideally placed to observe the spectacle of European and American "pilgrims" interacting with their hosts. When she finally recorded her razor sharp observations in Karma Cola, the book became an instant classic for describing, in merciless detail, what happens when the traditions of an ancient and longlived society are turned into commodities and sold to those who don't understand them. In the dazzling prose that has become her trademark, Mehta skewers the entire Spectrum of seekers: The Beatles, homeless students, Hollywood rich kids in detox, British guilt-trippers, and more. In doing so, she also reveals the devastating byproducts that the Westerners brought to the villages of rural lndia -- high anxiety and drug addiction among them. Brilliantly irreverent, Karma Cola displays Gita Mehta's gift for weaving old and new, common and bizarre, history and current events into a seamless and colorful narrative that is at once witty, shocking, and poignant.

Intelligent Projects Using Python by Santanu Pattanayak

Title Intelligent Projects Using Python
Author Santanu Pattanayak
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date 2019-01-31
Category Computers
Total Pages 342
ISBN 9781788994866
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Implement machine learning and deep learning methodologies to build smart, cognitive AI projects using Python Key Features A go-to guide to help you master AI algorithms and concepts 8 real-world projects tackling different challenges in healthcare, e-commerce, and surveillance Use TensorFlow, Keras, and other Python libraries to implement smart AI applications Book Description This book will be a perfect companion if you want to build insightful projects from leading AI domains using Python. The book covers detailed implementation of projects from all the core disciplines of AI. We start by covering the basics of how to create smart systems using machine learning and deep learning techniques. You will assimilate various neural network architectures such as CNN, RNN, LSTM, to solve critical new world challenges. You will learn to train a model to detect diabetic retinopathy conditions in the human eye and create an intelligent system for performing a video-to-text translation. You will use the transfer learning technique in the healthcare domain and implement style transfer using GANs. Later you will learn to build AI-based recommendation systems, a mobile app for sentiment analysis and a powerful chatbot for carrying customer services. You will implement AI techniques in the cybersecurity domain to generate Captchas. Later you will train and build autonomous vehicles to self-drive using reinforcement learning. You will be using libraries from the Python ecosystem such as TensorFlow, Keras and more to bring the core aspects of machine learning, deep learning, and AI. By the end of this book, you will be skilled to build your own smart models for tackling any kind of AI problems without any hassle. What you will learn Build an intelligent machine translation system using seq-2-seq neural translation machines Create AI applications using GAN and deploy smart mobile apps using TensorFlow Translate videos into text using CNN and RNN Implement smart AI Chatbots, and integrate and extend them in several domains Create smart reinforcement, learning-based applications using Q-Learning Break and generate CAPTCHA using Deep Learning and Adversarial Learning Who this book is for This book is intended for data scientists, machine learning professionals, and deep learning practitioners who are ready to extend their knowledge and potential in AI. If you want to build real-life smart systems to play a crucial role in every complex domain, then this book is what you need. Knowledge of Python programming and a familiarity with basic machine learning and deep learning concepts are expected to help you get the most out of the book

Title Muslim Saints of South Asia
Author Anna Suvorova
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2004-07-22
Category Political Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781134370054
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

This book studies the veneration practices and rituals of the Muslim saints. It outlines principal trends of the main Sufi orders in India, the profiles and teachings of the famous and less known saints, and the development of pilgrimage to their tombs in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A detailed discussion of the interaction of the Hindu mystic tradition and Sufism shows the polarity between the rigidity of the orthodox and the flexibility of the popular Islam in South Asia.

A Small Greek World by Irad Malkin

Title A Small Greek World
Author Irad Malkin
Publisher OUP USA
Release Date 2011-11-01
Category History
Total Pages 284
ISBN 9780199734818
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. This book looks at how Greek the network shaped a small Greek world where separation is measured by degrees of contact rather than by physical dimensions.

The Fine Print by David Cay Johnston

Title The Fine Print
Author David Cay Johnston
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2012-09-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781101476307
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

“No other modern country gives corporations the unfettered power found in America to gouge cus­tomers, shortchange workers, and erect barriers to fair play. A big reason is that so little of the news . . . addresses the private, government-approved mechanisms by which price gouging is employed to redistribute income upward.” You are being systematically exploited by powerful corporations every day. These companies squeeze their trusting customers for every last cent, risk their retirement funds, and endanger their lives. And they do it all legally. How? It’s all in the fine print. David Cay Johnston, the bestselling author of Per­fectly Legal and Free Lunch, is famous for exposing the perfidies of our biggest institutions. Now he turns his attention to the ways huge corporations hide sneaky stipulations in just about every contract, often with government permission. Johnston has been known to whip out a utility bill and explain line by line what all that mumbo jumbo actually means (and it doesn’t mean anything good, unless you happen to be the utility company). Within all that jargon, disclosed in accordance with all legal requirements, lie the tools these companies use to rob you blind. Even worse is what’s missing—all the contractually binding clauses that companies hide elsewhere yet still enforce and abuse. Consider, for example, how: An insurance company repeatedly delayed paying for a paralyzed man’s vital care despite court orders to pay up. Laws in nineteen states let companies like Goldman Sachs, General Electric, and Procter & Gamble pocket the state income taxes withheld from their workers’ paychecks for up to twenty-five years. A little-known government rule gives safety waiv­ers to deadly industrial facilities secretly located underneath schools and playgrounds. The “FCC Charge” on your phone bill, which appears to be a government fee, actually goes straight to the phone company. Johnston shares solutions you can use to fight back against the hundreds of obscure fees and taxes that line the pockets of big corporations, and to help end these devious practices once and for all.

Title Private Equity Demystified
Author John Gilligan
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category
Total Pages 221
ISBN 1783631686
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Power And Terror by Noam Chomsky

Title Power and Terror
Author Noam Chomsky
Publisher Jacana Media
Release Date 2003
Category State-sponsored terrorism
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1919931597
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

In Power & Terror, the author presents his latest thoughts on terrorism, US foreign policy, and the meaning and true impact of militarism in the world today. He challenges the United States to apply to itself the moral standards it demands of others.

Title International Society and the De Facto State
Author Scott Pegg
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-12-20
Category Political Science
Total Pages 322
ISBN 9781000708578
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Originally published in 1998, International Society and the De Facto Society explores the phenomenon of de facto statehood in contemporary international relations. The de facto state is almost the inverse of what Robert Jackson has termed the ‘quasi-state’. The quasi-state has an ambassador, a flag, and a seat at the United Nations, but it does not function positively as a viable governing entity. Its limitations though, do not detract from sovereign legitimacy. The de facto state, on the other hand, lacks legitimacy yet effectively controls a given territorial area and provides governmental services to a specific population. The book engages in a birth, life, and death or evolution examination of the de facto state.

The Tyranny Of Silence by Flemming Rose

Title The Tyranny of Silence
Author Flemming Rose
Publisher Cato Institute
Release Date 2016-05-10
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781944424107
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Journalists face constant intimidation. Whether it takes the extreme form of beheadings, death threats, government censorship or simply political correctness—it casts a shadow over their ability to tell a story. When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper's culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and he quickly came to play a central part in the debate about the limitations to freedom of speech in the 21st century. In The Tyranny of Silence, Flemming Rose writes about the people and experiences that have influenced his understanding of the crisis, including meetings with dissidents from the former Soviet Union and ex-Muslims living in Europe. He provides a personal account of an event that has shaped the debate about what it means to be a citizen in a democracy and how to coexist in a world that is increasingly multicultural, multireligious, and multiethnic.

A Woman In Berlin by Anonymous

Title A Woman in Berlin
Author Anonymous
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2006-07-11
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 261
ISBN 9780312426118
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

A wartime journal by a reporter and editor living through the Russian occupation of Berlin includes her observations of resident survival in the face of starvation, no water, and freezing conditions; the mass rapes endured by the city's women; and the corruption of Berlin citizens by their Russian occupiers. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Title Lessons from the Fat O Sphere
Author Kate Harding
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 252
ISBN 0399534970
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say. When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.

Title Women Politicals in America Jailed Dissenters from Mother Jones to Lynne Stewart
Author Linda G. Ford
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2018-09-18
Category History
Total Pages 564
ISBN 1720209693
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

From the country's founding, American women have protested against their government, a government which is undemocratic, militaristic, patriarchal, racist and based on greed and profit. It is past time to acknowledge, since America has become an openly authoritarian, corporate state, that it has and always has had, political prisoners. Women have always been among dissenters against the government, and because women are already automatically suspect and

Title Iraq on the International Stage
Author Jane Kinninmont
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013
Category Iraq
Total Pages 50
ISBN 1862032920
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

This report aims to shed light on the key actors, processes and narratives that are shaping Iraq's foreign policy behavior and options, at a time when the country is seeking to emerge from international sanctions and resume a more normal role in international affairs, but is also facing intensifying domestic divisions over its position in a Middle East region that is increasingly polarized along pro-Iranian or pro-Gulf lines. The analysis draws on a series of first-hand interviews conducted in Iraq (Baghdad, Erbil and Suleimaniya) in 2012-13, as well as two expert-level workshops and interviews in London and Washington with a variety of Iraqi and other diplomats, politicians, analysts, historians and civil society voices. Iraq's foreign relations are increasingly intertwined with the country's own divisions, and the increasing polarization of key Middle Eastern countries over Syria threatens to escalate Iraq's internal crisis. Syria has become the most divisive foreign policy issue facing Iraq, with little consensus on how to respond to the conflict. To protect against the risk of spillover from Syria, Iraq's political groupings must develop at least a basic agreement on their strategic response to the conflict. Western governments should caution their allies in the Gulf that the exploitation of sectarian discourses will have toxic effects that could last for at least a generation.

An Iraq Of Its Regions by Reidar Visser

Title An Iraq of Its Regions
Author Reidar Visser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Political Science
Total Pages 274
ISBN 0231700059
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

The fall of Saddam Hussein's regime may have marked a watershed moment in Iraqi history, but to the majority of Iraq's eighteen governorates, the most dramatic shifts in power have yet to occur. In 2008, federal entities will begin to form in south Kurdistan, triggering a series of fundamental changes in Iraq's state structure. This open-ended process is poorly understood in the West, with many believing that federalization will lead to the creation of three large regions based on Iraq's dominant ethno-religious communities: Shiite Arabs, the Sunni Arabs, and the Kurds. However, if the Iraqi constitution is upheld, such an outcome is actually quite unlikely. According to the Iraqi charter, ethnicity does not play a role in the delineation of Iraq's federal map. Instead, regions geographically defined by the conversion or amalgamation of existing governorates will form the building blocks of the new Iraq. In this volume, contributors offer the first comprehensive overview of regionalism as a political force in Iraq. Their essays present a richly detailed yet cogent analysis of the political and geographical challenges Iraq will face in the upcoming decade. Contributors: Hashem Ahmadzadeh (University of Exeter); Liam Anderson (Wright State University); James Denselow (King's College); Fanar Haddad (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter); Alastair Northedge (Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne)); Sajjad Rizvi (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter); Richard Schofield (King's College); Gareth Stansfield (Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter); Reidar Visser (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs); Ronen Zeidel (University of Haifa)

Title My Favorite Grandson Got Me This Book
Author Rebelcat Publishing
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-11-20
Category
Total Pages 102
ISBN 1709941715
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

Fun novelty notebook Small / journal / notebook to write in, for creative writing, planning and organizing. Would make a perfect gift for Birthday and Christmas Perfect Size at 6" by 9" 100 pages Softcover bookbinding Flexible paperback

Qanon by Wwg1wga

Title QAnon
Author Wwg1wga
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-02-26
Category Conspiracies
Total Pages 270
ISBN 1942790139
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

"Only small secrets need to be protected. The large ones are kept secret by the public's incredulity." - Marshall McLuhanThe media's favorite "hoax" is the Q Anon movement. Is it a joke? Is it dangerous? Who's involved and how did it begin? "Q Anon, An Invitation to The Great Awakening," explains the phenomena with the help of 12 citizen journalists-from the very first Q post right up until present day.

Unearthing Justice by Joan Kuyek

Title Unearthing Justice
Author Joan Kuyek
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-10
Category
Total Pages 250
ISBN 1771134518
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

The mining industry continues to be at the forefront of colonial dispossession around the world. It controls information about its intrinsic costs and benefits, propagates myths about its contribution to the economy, shapes government policy and regulation, and deals ruthlessly with its opponents. Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back. Whether it is to stop a mine before it starts, to get an abandoned mine cleaned up, to change laws and policy, or to mount a campaign to influence investors, Unearthing Justice is an essential handbook for anyone trying to protect the places and people they love.

Title How to Get Hot Girls Into Bed
Author Troy Francis
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-06-12
Category
Total Pages 266
ISBN 1521472793
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK
Book Summary:

This book has been over three years in the making. Three years of grinding it out in the trenches, approaching, dating, banging--and writing. This book is basically a download directly from my brain to yours of all my very most effective game, pickup and relationship techniques. Everything you need to know is in here, from how to approach her, to what to do on a date, to how to pull her home, to how to seduce her when she's there.If you want everything in one easy-to-read resource--red pill, day game, night game, Tinder and social circle game techniques, killer texting and dating advice, and laser-sharp insights into the current sexual marketplace plus how you can beat the system to bang the hottest girls--then this is the book for you.How To Pull Hot Girls is divided into three sections. The first is called 'Beginnings'. Here you can read all my freshest insights into the dating market. This is precisely the background you need--the red pill secrets that all the top players know that stop them getting eaten up and spat out by sexy girls.Why is dating so hard in the modern world? Is night game dead? Is Tinder worth it? What are the pitfalls of getting into a long-term relationship? What do girls these days want? Should you risk getting married, or commit to the life of a player. All of these questions and more are answered.The second section is all about 'Inner Game.' What exact personality traits and inner mental attitudes do you need to pull the hottest girls and what precisely to do you need to do to get them? It's all very well going out and approaching 1000 girls, but if you're not mentally prepared then it will be obvious to the women you interact with and you will get more blowouts than you do blowjobs. This section will give you all the tools that I use and that many of the best players in the world employ with great success.The third section, by far the longest, is all about 'Outer Game'. These are all the techniques that I use regularly when out and about picking up girls. In this section I really get down to the nitty-gritty in terms of what you should say, where you should take her, how to lead with confidence, and how to give off a sexual vibe without even opening your mouth.If you want an edge on the market then these are the insights you need.How To Get Hot Girls Into Bed is a compilation of essays on red pill, inner game and pickup. It is not a step-by-step guide. If you want that you should get my first book The 7 Laws of Seduction. How To Get Hot Girls takes my concepts to the next level with really in-depth reflections on what it is to be a player and how to be truly successful as a pick-up artist.A lot of the content on this book originally appeared on Return of Kings and / or realtroyfrancis.com , so you may recognise some parts. However, everything has been edited and reworked to make is super-fresh and actionable. Also, the material has been carefully arranged to take you on a journey that will teach you everything you need to know about game. Finally, the book brings into one place a lot of diverse material, meaning that it's easily accessible and you don't have to hunt all over the internet for it.

LEAVE A COMMENT