Introduction EditSaudi Arabia is a big country in the Middle East. It has the second largest oil reserves and one of the biggest oil exporters in the world. It sits next to Yemen, Oman, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates.
Saudi Arabia's economy is centralized mainly around energy, especially oil and gas reserves. Its massive reserves make it one of the world's largest suppliers and it's citizens enjoy high standards of living as a result of it.
Saudi Arabia has a traditional monarchy, ruled by the Saud Ibn Saud family since independence. Its oil-based economy make it a large geopolitical force not only in the Middle East but also across the world. It enjoys fairly pleasant relations with most of its neighbors, except Israel and Iraq (although to a much lesser extent). It's main rival in the region is Iran, due to political, economical, and religious reasons.