On this edition of ST, a discussion with Robert W. Jordan, who is Diplomat in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Political Science in the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University. Jordan served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2003, taking charge of his mission in the wake of the 9/11 attacks -- an especially critical time in U.S.-Saudi relations. Jordan spoke recently here in Tulsa, when he was guest of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations. He's also the author of a new memoir, which appeared earlier this year, and which he tells us about; the book is called "Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11." You can learn more about Jordan address in Tulsa here.