Inside the Kingdom48:22

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photoThe U.S. always does a delicate diplomatic dance when it comes to the Saudi Kingdom. It's a powerful American ally with the world's largest oil reserves. But it's also a deeply traditional monarchy, ruled by one family, and tightly bound to the radical version of Islam preached by Wahhabi clerics.

Now, in a new book, longtime Arab News reporter John R. Bradley goes inside Saudi Arabia and gives a fresh, new first-person account of a nation full of astonishing contradiction and heading towards a crisis.

Hear a conversation with Bradley for a new inside look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


John R. Bradley, author of "Saudi Arabia Exposed."

This program aired on June 20, 2005.