Foreign Affairs & Regional Issues

Relationship and Stability at Risk
01/23/2009

Relationship and Stability at Risk

Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and to the United Kingdom, and former director of intelligence has been outspoken in recent months about the United States’ policies in the region, especially regarding the crisis in Gaza and the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In an op-ed, first published in FT.com yesterday, Prince Turki was blunt in his appraisal of the reaction in the Kingdom to the Israeli strikes in Gaza, the diminished prospects for peace and the potential for damage to U.S. interests in the region

Relationship and Stability at Risk
01/23/2009

Relationship and Stability at Risk

Editor’s Note: Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and to the United Kingdom, and former director of intelligence has been outspoken in recent months about the United States’ policies in the region, especially regarding the crisis in Gaza and the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In an op-ed, first […]

An American Ambassador’s Farewell to Saudi Arabia
01/15/2009

An American Ambassador’s Farewell to Saudi Arabia

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony has just returned from Saudi Arabia. Two days ago he attended U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ford Fraker’s “Farewell Address” to the American Business Group of Riyadh. In keeping with longstanding American diplomatic tradition and custom, the ambassador announced at the meeting that he will relinquish his post on January 20, 2009.

An American Ambassador’s Farewell to Saudi Arabia – John Duke Anthony
01/15/2009

An American Ambassador’s Farewell to Saudi Arabia – John Duke Anthony

Editor’s Note: National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony has just returned from Saudi Arabia. Two days ago he attended U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ford Fraker’s “Farewell Address” to the American Business Group of Riyadh. In keeping with longstanding American diplomatic tradition and custom, the ambassador announced at the […]

US-Gulf Relations Post-Election
01/10/2009

US-Gulf Relations Post-Election

The relationships between the United States and the GCC were explored in a two-day conference, the 2009 Gulf Forum, held in Riyadh on January 6-7, 2009. SUSRIS provided the opening remarks of Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center which organized the conference in cooperation with the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh.

Gulf Forum: US-Gulf Relations Post-Election
01/07/2009

Gulf Forum: US-Gulf Relations Post-Election

In yesterday’s opening of the 6th Gulf Forum, Gulf Research Center Chairman Abdulaziz Sager pointed to the need for a reevaluation of the relationship with the United States from the GCC perspective. Among his key concerns is the U.S. policy on the Arab-Israeli conflict