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A Perspective on Saudi Aviation
02/26/2010

A Perspective on Saudi Aviation

Editor’s Note: An important part of Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation history is being told through the book, “King Abdulaziz: His Plane and His Pilot,” by Dr. Michael Saba, and his exclusive interview is provided for your consideration today.  The book tells the history in rare photographs and stories about Captain Joe Grant, the TWA pilot […]

King Abdullah: Leader of Consequence – Sobhani Book
02/24/2010

King Abdullah: Leader of Consequence – Sobhani Book

Editor’s Note: Today Dr. Rob Sobhani launched his new book, “King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia: A Leader of Consequence,” in Washington at a new book event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In this exclusive SUSRIS interview we talk with him about the objectives and scope of the book, and the insights […]

President Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz Meeting – Bronson
02/23/2010

President Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz Meeting – Bronson

Editor’s Note: Yesterday SUSRIS began a week-long observance of the 65th anniversary of the historic meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz on February 14, 1945.  It launched the official relationship between Washington and Riyadh that has been one of America’s longest-standing strategic partnerships and set the building blocks in place for the cooperation that […]

More on Moviemakers
02/09/2010

More on Moviemakers

A few days ago we flagged a video for you (as seen on SaudiJeans blog) about moviemakers in the Kingdom.  Yesterday we came across a December article on the subject by Caryle Murphy — writing for GlobalPost from Riyadh — which recounts the last minute cancellation of the Jeddah Film Festival and highlights the determination […]

Saudi Book Author Weston Interviewed
01/31/2010

Saudi Book Author Weston Interviewed

Mark Weston talked with Robert Bryce, Managing Editor of the Energy Tribune, an online resource for investors in the energy sector, about his book, “Prophets and Princes: Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the Present” for an interview published January 15, 2010. Weston discussed a host of issues of interest to SUSRIS readers including energy security, reform and modernization, Middle East peace, demographics and recent developments.

“Inside the Kingdom” Author Lacey Interviewed – Video
01/21/2010

“Inside the Kingdom” Author Lacey Interviewed – Video

PBS TV interviewer Tavis Smiley talked with Robert Lacey, author of “Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia” on January 21, 2010. The Web site for the show includes a video of the (11:28) interview with Lacey in which he talked about U.S.-Saudi relations and terrorism.

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