US-Saudi Relationship in a Time of Transition

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The United States and Saudi Arabia have enjoyed good relations for decades. The Saudis are the single largest supplier of US oil, and America has provided much needed protection to the monarchy. Seen by some as a marriage of necessity, the relationship was challenged by the World Trade Center attacks when it was discovered that 15 of the hijackers were Saudis. Many Saudis, who see last week-s terrorist attacks in Riyadh as their September 11, fear that a scheduled pullout of American troops will further weaken relations at a time when the Saudi government itself is fighting to survive. Guest host Jim Moret considers the future of the US-Saudi relationship with journalists in the Middle East, including one who has written extensively about radical Islamic groups, and national security and defense experts in the US.
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Guest host Jim Moret has had an extensive career in both local and national television news reporting over the past 20 years, including nearly a decade at CNN. A member of the California bar since 1981, next month he will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater for the UCLA Department of Communication Studies.

World Health Organization (WHO) on tobacco control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on tobacco control

Kaufman's article, "US Backs Pact Curbing Tobacco Use Worldwide"

State Department on Iraq



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