The Ongoing War in the Persian Gulf: Why Does It Matter to the US?

About the speaker David Des Roches is Associate Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Security Studies at National Defense University. Prior to this, he was the Defense Department director responsible for policy concerning Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, the … Continue reading



What are the Prospects for Real Reform in Saudi Arabia?

Watch his speaker playlist Mansour Al-Hadj is the director of the Middle East Media Research Institute‘s (MEMRI) Reform Project. Before joining MEMRI, Al-Hadj was the senior reporter for AAFAQ Magazine, an Arabic news website that focuses on Reform and Human Rights … Continue reading



The Ideological War: Saudi Influence Operations in the United States

Kyle Shideler maps out the plan that the Saudis developed at the 2004 meeting and how it has been implemented in the U.S.–how the Saudis have used businesses, NGOs, former government officials, media, and education in the United States to shape attitudes and policies towards Saudi Arabia. Continue reading