From the note alongside what appears to be an American consular memo titled U.S. Department of State: Marriage to Saudis:
No subsequent revision could supersede ‘Marriage to Saudis,’ a minor classic by an anonymous diplomat determined to tell it straight. The document appears here in its entirety.
Because the customs and laws of the Kingdom are so at variance with the expectations and emotional imperatives of an American citizen wife in the event of a divorce, an American considering marriage to a Saudi must always contemplate the worst-case scenario. American wives are bitterly disappointed and angry when they discover the limits of the Department’s and Embassy’s ability to intervene or resolve family disputes.