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Saudi Arabia Exposed

Inside a Kingdom in Crisis

John R. Bradley

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Saudi Arabia: land of oil, terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism, and a crucial American ally. John R. Bradley uniquely exposes the turmoil that is shaking the House of Saud to its foundations, including the problems within the new leadership. From the heart of the secretive Islamic kingdom's urban centers to its most remote mountainous terrain, he provides intimate details and reveals regional, religious, and tribal rivalries.
Bradley highlights tensions generated by social change, the increasing restlessness of Saudi youth with limited cultural and political outlets, and the predicament of Saudi women seeking opportunities but facing constraints.
What are the implications for the Sauds and the West? This book offers a startling look at the present predicament and a troubling view of the future.

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Praise for Saudi Arabia Exposed

"A highly informed, temperate, and understanding account of a country that. . . is an enigma."--The New York Times
"Contribute[s] substantially to the debate"--Los Angeles Times
"[A] thoughtful, incisive portrait of a fractured nation….a remarkable volume"--Newsweek International
"[Bradley] uses a graceful journalist's pen to write with scholarly authority...shows a sensitivity rare for a Westerner, reaching directly to the society's core."--The Nation

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  • John R. Bradley

  • John R. Bradley worked as a journalist in Saudi Arabia for more than two
    years. He was educated at University College London, Dartmouth College, and
    Exeter College, Oxford. An Arabic speaker, he has written for The New
    Republic, The Economist, the Washington Times, Salon, the Independent, the
    London Telegraph, the London Sunday Times, Prospect, and the Times Literary
    Supplement, and has been interviewed by CNN, the BBC, NPR, and CBS.
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Saudi Arabia Exposed

Inside a Kingdom in Crisis

John R. Bradley

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