Living in Afghanistan, one former journalist saw how pervasive political corruption can lead to violent extremism. She calls for urgent action by the U.S., and a new approach to foreign policy. How corruption threatens global security.
Diane and her guests talk about U.S. policy toward Saudi Arabia, with a look at questions about 9/11, cooperation in the war on terror and in Iraq, changes in Saudi Arabia since that country suffered two major terrorist attacks last year, and the Bush family’s personal business ties to the royal family.
- Nail Al-Jubeir director of information at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
- Robert Baer former CIA operative and author of "Sleeping with the Devil" (Crown 2003)
- Ambassador Walter Cutler president of the Meridian International Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
- Fawaz Gerges professor of Middle East and international affairs at Sarah Lawrence College; author of "Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy"
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