Defense & Security

Saudi Arabia Ascendant – Obaid
05/25/2015

Saudi Arabia Ascendant – Obaid

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted Dr. Nawaf Obaid, Visiting Fellow from Harvard University’s Belfer Center for a briefing titled, “Leadership Changes in Saudi Arabia: What Implications for the Kingdom, the Region, and the U.S.?”

“Is There Hope in Saudi Operation ‘Restoring Hope’?” – Karasik
04/25/2015

“Is There Hope in Saudi Operation ‘Restoring Hope’?” – Karasik

On March 26 Saudi Arabia and a ten nation coalition launched an intervention in Yemen dubbed Operation “Decisive Storm” (aka “Determination Storm”) consisting mostly of airstrikes against Houthi militias and allied forces. This week Dr. Theodore Karasik, a Gulf-based strategic affairs analyst, provided an insightful assessment of the campaign as it entered a new phase.