Syrian Crisis, Iran Top President Obama's Agenda In Saudi Arabia

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President Obama is in Saudi Arabia this week for a summit with Arab leaders. The visit comes amid escalating U.S.-Saudi tensions over the containment of Iran and the resolution of the conflict in Syria. The visit also comes as the U.S. Senate considers a bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. We discuss the state of U.S.-Saudi relations and potential for improved stability in the Middle East.

Guests:

Max Boot, Senior fellow for national security studies, Council on Foreign Relations; author "Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present"

Tarek Osman, Author, essayist and documentary filmmaker; his latest book is "Islamism: What it Means for the Middle East and the World"

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