A FOREIGN POLICY
by
RICHARD GRAHAM-YOOLL
 


BACKGROUND NOTES

 



History of Saudi Arabia         International Insurance Market          Al-Idrisi - an Upside Down World

Richard Graham-Yooll's thriller, A Foreign Policy, is set in Boston, London and the Middle East, and the time is the near future. Saudi Arabia is undergoing tremors of unrest, but a US administration, comfortable with the status quo, wants no change. A respected British insurance group sponsors insurgency and condones terrorism while laundering money around the world. In a sub-plot, increasing hurricane risk in the Atlantic threatens to make the US east coast uninsurable.

While the story needs no explanation to be enjoyed, these notes and links allow the interested reader to explore further some of the underlying themes, such as the US relationship with Saudi Arabia, the dependence of the US on world insurance markets for catastrophe coverage, and the perennial misunderstanding by westerners of Middle East issues.

For further background information, check out the author's notes on: History of Saudi Arabia Al-Idrisi -  an Upside Down World, and International Insurance and Insurance Glossay.  

For more information on international insurance, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Christians, Lloyds of London and US State Department, check out the external links below.


RELATED EXTERNAL LINKS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Why the US east coast may become uninsurable?
World Insurance and Hurricane Risk (pdf)


Why Nadya and Kamila wore a crucifixes?
Palestinian Christians

 

Lloyds of London                        US State Department                        Saudi Arabia     

 Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters

 

Where to buy the book

 

  

Webster's Online Dictionary
with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation

     

  English      Arabic  


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