Tom Friedman of the New York Timesopens this week's GPS with fascinating insights into current events in the Middle East. He analyzes the dueling speeches of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama, assess the chances of peace in the Middle East and thinks through future scenarios in Egypt, Syria and Libya.
Perhaps the biggest question mark in the Arab world is what happens next in Saudi Arabia. Obama didn't even mention that country in his “Arab Spring” speech. So Fareed sits down with Saudi Prince Al-Waleedthis week. Will the revolution reach the House of Saud? Will it be crushed? Bribed away? Al-Waleed has some fascinating answers.
According to Forbes, Al-Waleed is also the 26th richest man in the world with significant investments in the U.S. So Fareed asks whether he is confident about investing in America.
Finally - the price of oil. If there was ever a "central banker of oil" it's the Saudis. Fareed asks: Will prices continue to go up?
Finally, Fareed sits down with the President of the Central Bank of Kansas, Thomas Hoenig. A rare contrarian on the Fed, Hoenig explains why he thinks the Fed is making a mistake by keeping interest rates low.
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