March 29, 2021
Great Decisions 2021 Lecture: The Saudi Arabian-U.S. Relationship
Monday, March 29, 2021
The International Relations Commission and the World Affairs Council of West Michigan present GREAT DECISIONS, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Great Decisions offers Holland-area residents access to diplomats, policy makers, think tank specialists, and journalists who lead conversations on some of the most pressing global issues of our time.
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The Saudi Arabian-U.S. Relationship
Thomas W. Lippman, author
The relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia has been forged in oil and security interests over more than eight decades, but the alliance has not been without struggle. How might the historical context shape our perceptions of the current challenges the relationship faces: Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, human rights abuses and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as uncertain oil futures in a changing energy economy?