Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia is a nation in transition, with increasing signs that the status quo it has enjoyed for decades is beginning to fray. Once known for having a “special relationship” with the U.S., growing concerns about human rights, terrorism and the Iran nuclear deal suggest the relationship between Riyadh and Washington is coming under strains.

Featured Guests

  • Prince Turki al-Faisal, Chairman, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
  • Hala Aldosari, Researcher, Arab Gulf States Institute
  • Mohamed Alsiadi, Director, Director, U.S. Middle East Program, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University
  • Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
  • Peter Bergen, Vice President, New America
  • Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Dr. Andrew Scott Cooper, Author; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
  • Ambassador Ford M. Fraker, President, Middle East Policy Council
  • Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law & Security; Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Meg Jacobs, Author, Panic at the Pump; Research Scholar, Princeton University
  • Dalia Dassa Kaye, Director, RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy
  • Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; Nonresident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Robert McNally, President, The Rapidan Group
  • Vali Nasr, Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
  • Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Ali Shihabi, Executive Director, The Arabia Foundation
  • Ali Soufan, CEO, The Soufan Group
  • Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, President, Arab Gulf States Institute