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Saudi Arabia v Iran; Sunni v Shia – Zakaria GPS
01/10/2016

Saudi Arabia v Iran; Sunni v Shia – Zakaria GPS

A panel of specialists talked today about the confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran on the popular Sunday morning CNN foreign affairs show, “Global Public Square” with Fareed Zakaria.

For the Record | GCC Foreign Ministers Meet in Riyadh

For the Record | GCC Foreign Ministers Meet in Riyadh

This “For the Record” post provides a summary of the GCC Ministerial Council meeting by Arab News, related press releases from the Saudi state news agency, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and links to more material on this topic.

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.

Iran, Gulf Security, and U.S. Policy – CRS – Dec 2015

Iran, Gulf Security, and U.S. Policy – CRS – Dec 2015

To understand the defense and security challenges facing the United States and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East you need to understand Iran. Today you have Kenneth Katzman’s “Iran, Gulf Security, and U.S. Policy,” published December 29, 2015 by the Congressional Research Service. This comprehensive and authoritative report will serve as a guide to all things Iran.

Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations – CRS

Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations – CRS

The “Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations,” by Christopher M. Blanchard, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, at the Congressional Research Service provides a useful resource to understanding this important issue.

Saudi-Iran Showdown: Robin Wright Explains It To NPR (Audio)
01/07/2016

Saudi-Iran Showdown: Robin Wright Explains It To NPR (Audio)

Journalist Says Iran-Saudi Showdown Comes At A ‘Really Dangerous’ Time Robin Wright Interview – “Fresh Air” – NPR – Jan 7, 2016 Journalist Robin Wright, who has written about the Middle East since 1973, tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that the conflict between the countries comes at an especially sensitive time. “The timing of this […]

Special Report – Media Coverage of Saudi Developments

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.

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