David Rundell is widely regarded as one of America’s leading experts on Saudi Arabia. For over thirty years he served as an American diplomat in Washington, Bahrain, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates - and for 15 of these years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He worked at the US Consulates in Jeddah and Dhahran as well as the US Embassy in Riyadh. His assignments included a record of specialization for any diplomat: Chief of Mission, Charge d’Affaires, Deputy Chief of Mission, Political Counselor, Economic Counselor, Commercial Counselor, and Commercial Attaché. His new book "Vision or Fata Morgana" about Saudi Arabia at a crossroads has just been published.


David Rundell