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A New Assertive Saudi Arabia?

| November 25, 2013

Belfer Center Fellow Nawaf Obaid joins European Council on Foreign Relations' Daniel Levy in discussing Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy related to ongoing changes in Iran, Syria, and elsewhere in the region. The discussion, as noted by the ECFR, explores the interests driving Saudi foreign policy, the extent to which it is prepared to assert its own vision for the region, what that vision is and the ramifications on Riyadh's relations with the West; and to what extent regional and European alliances cabplay a more central role in Saudi strategy.

Nawaf Obaid is a counselor to Prince Mohammad bin Nawaf, Saudi ambassador to the UK, and Prince Turki Al Faisal, who served as Saudi ambassador to the US and was the longtime director of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service. Obaid is a senior fellow at the King Faisal Center in Riyadh and a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.

The podcast of the discussion is available here.

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation: Obaid, Nawaf. “A New Assertive Saudi Arabia?.” News, , November 25, 2013.

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