Karen Elliott House is a close friend of Charlie Rose, but she’s best known as the powerhouse former publisher of The Wall Street Journal as well as her years as President of Dow Jones International until her retirement in 2006. House also won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for her interviews with Jordan’s King Hussein, which anticipated the problems Ronald Reagan‘s Middle East peace plan would face (House has won numerous other accolades throughout her distinguished career, far too many to mention in this post). Few individuals have as acute an understanding of the Middle East as Karen Elliott House, and her latest book entitled On Saudi Arabia is garnering massive praise for its powerful insight into the future of not only the Saudi Kingdom, but the entire region. During her discussion with Charlie last week, House touches on a huge range of fascinating details about the Saudi royal family, and she shares her predictions on the potentially perilous future of the kingdom itself. This 14-minute interview is essential viewing for anyone remotely interested in how Saudi Arabia came to be and how it may someday soon be overtaken by the Arab Spring as well. To pick up your own copy of Karen Elliott House’s On Saudi Arabia simply head over to Amazon.
TO WATCH CHARLIE ROSE’S INTERVIEW WITH KAREN ELLIOTT FAST FORWARD TO THE 37:44 MARK.