Foreign Affairs & Regional Issues

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.

Special Report – Media Coverage of Saudi Developments
01/07/2016

Special Report – Media Coverage of Saudi Developments

This weekend’s news from the Gulf shined a light on the Saudi-Iranian relationship and especially on developments in the Kingdom. Today the Economist published several insightful articles that we would like to bring to your attention.

For the Record | State Dept Spokesman on Saudi/Iran/Region Issues – Jan 5
01/06/2016

For the Record | State Dept Spokesman on Saudi/Iran/Region Issues – Jan 5

The major developments in Saudi-Iran relations in recent days were covered in yesterday’s State Department briefing. Today State Department Spokesperson John Kirby continued to address questions about the subject. Here for your consideration is the transcript of the press briefing in its entirety, as almost all of the conversation focused on Saudi-Iranian developments.

For the Record | State Dept Spokesman on Saudi/Iran/Region Issues – Jan 4
01/04/2016

For the Record | State Dept Spokesman on Saudi/Iran/Region Issues – Jan 4

U.S. State Department Spokesperson John Kirby met with the press for the daily press briefing at 2:14 pm EST on Monday, January 4, 2016. The lead item in the briefing was “Saudi Arabia/Iran/Region.” Here is an excerpt from the press briefing including the extensive Q and A on that topic.