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Introduction: Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Secrets (03:57)


Osama Bin Laden, ISIS, and Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) are dangerous people with roots in Saudi Arabia. The crown prince has incorporated new freedoms for citizens. Oil brings wealth to the royal family.

Sharia Law (03:12)

The constitution reflects the Qur'an. Mohamad al-Arefe counsels men on the correct method of beating their wives and daughters. The Absher app alerts a guardian if a woman travels to the border or an airport. Music, movies, and religions other than Islam are forbidden.

Saudi Crown Prince (04:55)

More ISIS soldiers come from the region than anywhere else in the Middle East. Mohammed bin Salman institutes several reforms and invites Mariah Carey to perform. Saudi police arrest leaders of the Right to Drive movement.

Saudi Arabia/America Relationship (07:37)

Donald Trump places Jared Kushner in charge of Middle East foreign policy. "The National Enquirer" publishes a magazine about MBS' triumphs. Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Al Qaeda Rises (10:12)

Bin Laden declares war on the US. Fareed Zakaria traces anti-American sentiment from the alliance between Muhammad bin Abd al-Wahhab and Muhammed ibin Saud to the resurgence of Wahhabism. Bin Laden urges the royal family to allow his army to fight Saddam Hussein.

Impact of Oil (05:30)

Riyadh sets the global price of oil and acts as the central banker. Zakaria traces the Saudi-American alliance in the region from establishing the Arab-American Oil Company to the oil embargo during the Yom Kippur War.

Change in Saudi Arabia (06:11)

King Salman installs MBS as his successor. Saudis want to liberate themselves from oil dependence by implementing Vision 2030. The crown prince loses key investors for a luxury resort in the Red Sea and an entertainment city after the murder of Khashoggi.

Perspective on Saudi Arabia (03:56)

Zakaria discusses his relationship to Khashoggi and his death. The U.S. does not have the power to choose who will rule in Saudi Arabia. If MBS is ousted, conservative, traditional elements will return to the region.

Credits: Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Secrets (00:12)

Credits: Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Secrets

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Fareed Zakaria explores a country where women are property, and music and movies are evil - until a new Crown Prince brings unimaginable freedoms. But there is a dark side - is Saudi Arabia's new regime guilty of murder? Fareed focuses on the deeply troubled U.S./Saudi relationship, from 9/11 to the current crisis.

Length: 46 minutes

Item#: BVL210495

ISBN: 978-1-63722-027-6

Copyright date: ©2019

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