“Palace intrigue and regional war could complicate the budding romance between Riyadh and the Trump administration,” says Simon Henderson, Persian Gulf expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, D.C.
On Monday, April 3, Mr. Henderson discusses, “Shifts in the Sand: U.S.-Saudi Relations” the final program of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s Great Decisions Global Discussion Series.
Mr. Henderson explains the complicated internal politics within Saudi Arabia and what that means for the U.S. While Saudi Arabia regards itself as the leader of the Islamic world, a leader of the Arab world, and a leader of the energy world, it has had a tense relationship with the U.S. With President Trump now in office, will there be a “reset” of relations between the two countries? Read more