Discussion post-geography of the middle East

Question: What are the cultural and historical significance of Saudi Arabia to world’s Muslims? Should the United States push for more democratic processes in Saudi Arabia? Why? Why Not? If yes, how? Elaborate on your answers and give specific eexamples.

Assigned documentaries:

Inside the Saudi Kingdom: Lionel Mill’s film has unique access to Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the rich, powerful and secretive Saudi royal family. This is a fascinating insight into the conflicts between tradition and modernity in one of the world’s most conservative and autocratic countries: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Whaeinomts

Saudi Solutions: Women in Saudi Arabia: is a unique and revealing documentary about modernity and tradition in Saudi Arabia.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgeFnDif4Yc

Note: in addition to your assigned documentaries utilize at least two outside academic sources. You are not allowed to use the Wikipedia as one of your main two academic sources. At the bottom of your essay cite at least two outside sources that you have used to complete your assignment. Give the author (s)’ names, publication date, name of article, and the source where you found the article (i.e. printed books, journals or Internet web site) respectively. Follow the APA or MLA writing style for your essay and references.