Saudi Arabia: Friend or Foe?

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For the past two days, the emphatic message of top US officials is that Saudi Arabia is America-s -longstanding friend and ally.- They have been trying to counteract the very different message reported in Tuesday-s Washington Post. Last July, an analyst for the Rand Corporation told the Defense Policy Board that Saudi Arabia is, -the kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent- in the Middle East. In the aftermath of September 11, is a policy disagreement becoming a major divide? We hear about Saudi Arabia-s role in terrorism, an attack on Iraq, spreading hatred for western values--and oil. Joining us are the author of the Post story, a member of the Defense Policy Board, a Middle East specialist from the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
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Hussein's Speech

Government of Saudi Arabia

Freedom House


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Department of Agriculture



Warren Olney