Defense & Security

The Enduring Lessons of the Gulf War – Kettle
01/24/2016

The Enduring Lessons of the Gulf War – Kettle

In a timely and insightful analysis, Professor Louise Kettle of the University of Nottingham School of Politics and International Relations, provides a sharp-eyed assessment of key points in the Operation Desert Storm campaign and offers a list of lessons learned of which today’s policymakers should be mindful.

Council on Foreign Relations President Haass on Saudi-US Relations
01/08/2016

Council on Foreign Relations President Haass on Saudi-US Relations

Richard Haass, a frequent contributor to the show and President of the Council on Foreign Relations was asked about Saudi Arabia’s relations with Iran and with the United States, responding to a letter to the editor of The New York Times. He also commented on the question of dropping oil prices on the world market. Here for your consideration is a transcript of his succinct comments on this topics.

Saudi Arabia Executes 47 Over Terrorism Offenses
01/02/2016

Saudi Arabia Executes 47 Over Terrorism Offenses

Saudi Arabia carried out executions of 47 convicts being held for crimes ranging from militant attacks and violent protests back to the 2003 era Al Qaeda terrorist attacks in the Kingdom.

Looking Ahead to the Manama Dialogue
10/27/2015

Looking Ahead to the Manama Dialogue

The Manama Dialogue has emerged as one of the most important gatherings of government and military officials and specialists to discuss Gulf security.