NPR logo

Saudi Arabia

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Only Available in Archive Formats.


Romesh Ratnesar
* Staff Writer, Time magazine
* Author of the article "Do We Still Need The Saudis?" in the current issue of Time August 5, 2002

Simon Henderson
* Author of the article "The Coming Saudi Showdown," Weekly Standard, July 15, 2002
* Adjunct Scholar, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Walter Cutler
* Former, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
* President, Meridian International Center

Ned Walker
* President and CEO, Middle East Institute, Washington DC
* Former, Ambassador to Israel (1997-1999) and Egypt (1994-1997)

Officially , the United States and Saudia Arabia are long standing allies. Look beneath the surface, you'll find a different story. Hard questions are being asked about the role of this Arab kingdom in fighting terorrism. The debate over Saudia Arabia.
Read the Transcript