The Cold War and the Communist Party of Saudi Arabia, 1975–1991

  title={The Cold War and the Communist Party of Saudi Arabia, 1975–1991},
  author={Toby Matthiesen},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  • Toby Matthiesen
  • Published 1 August 2020
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
The Communist Party of Saudi Arabia was a pro-Soviet Marxist-Leninist party that existed from 1975 until the early 1990s. Its roots lay in the labor movement of the 1950s in the oil-producing Eastern Province. The history of this province is a hitherto almost unknown aspect of modern Saudi history, Arab Marxism, and the broader Cold War. The Saudi Communist Party helped to launch an uprising in 1979 in the Eastern Province and was particularly active in propagating its ideas throughout the… 
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