This SURIS Special Section was opened on April 27, 2014 following a week of increasingly worrisome reports about the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia.
This SURIS Special Section was opened on March 30, 2014 as a venue to compile articles, interviews, special reports, videos, photos and more concerning leadership issues in the Saudi Royal family.
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense visited Pakistan, Japan, India, Maldives and China in March 2014 for meetings with heads of state and senior officials covering a full range of issues — diplomatic, economic, military, political.
President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on March 28, 2014 for a meeting with King Abdullah and senior Saudi officials.
Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain, in the wake of a GCC foreign ministers meeting, have recalled their ambassadors to Qatar home to protest Doha’s position on GCC issues.
The negotiations between the “P5+1″ and Iran have become an issue in US-Saudi relations [See “Jolt” Special Section] along with approaches to other regional crises. On November 23, 2013 negotiators reached an interim agreement and SUSRIS has assembled a collection of important reports, documents, articles and interviews related to the diplomatic developments.
The 3rd US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum was held September 16-18, 2013 at the J.W. Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles, California. The event was held under the patronage of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce and Industry and organized by the Saudi-US Trade Group, the Committee for International Trade and the US-Saudi Arabian Business Council.
“Private Sector Middle East Conference” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — December 3rd, 2013. The PSMEC is under the patronage of the Saudi Ministry of Finance and organized by the Council of Saudi Chambers, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and International Finance Corporation.
The 22nd Arab-US Policymakers Conference was held October 22-23, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The event is organized and hosted by the National Council on US-Arab Relations.
This SUSRIS Special-Section provides an index to articles, interviews, special reports, media reports and video reports on the public expressions of frustration from Riyadh that erupted in October 2013, over US and UN action and inaction in the Middle East.