Saudi Arabia is our major ally among Arab nations, yet most Americans know little about its modern system of governance or its ruling monarchy. King Abdullah considers himself a reformer,so while you still won’t find a bar in Jeddah, Saudi society is changing. We explore a nation of power and paradox.


  • Christopher Boucek Associate in the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Robert Lacey British journalist and author of twenty books, including "The Kingdom" and "Inside the Kingdom."

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