The Oil Kings

How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Middle East

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Hour 2: How did the U.S. become so dependent on Saudi Arabia, both for its allegiance in the Middle East and its oil? We’ll look back this hour with historian and journalist Andrew Scott Cooper, whose new book is “The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East” (Simon & Schuster, 2011).

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