To fully understand the Middle East, it helps to understand Saudi Arabia. And the key to US-Saudi relations for more than two decades was Prince Bandar Bin Sultan. How a one-time fighter pilot became an American presidential confidante, and how his legacy helps explain America’s views on oil and our role in a conflicted region.


  • David Ottaway Journalist; fellow, The Woodrow Wilson Center; author, "The King's Messenger:Prince Bandar Bin Sultan & America's Tangled Relationship with Saudi Arabia" (Walker & Co.)

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