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Intelligence Squared
U.S. Debate
The U.S.-Saudi
special relationship
has outlived
its usefulness

Wednesday, February 08, 2017  |  6:45pm


Since 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship, with oil and military and intelligence cooperation at its foundation. But the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. shale revolution, human rights concerns, and diverging interests in the Middle East, have all put strains on this relationship. Has this special relationship outlived its usefulness?

Madawi Al-Rasheed, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
Mark P. Lagon, Centennial Fellow & Distinguished Senior Scholar, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service

F. Gregory Gause, John H. Lindsey Chair & Head of the International Affairs Department, Texas A&M University
James Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute & Former Ambassador to Ankara and Baghdad

Pre-Debate Reception | 5:45pm
Debate | 6:45pm

Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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