Speaking with The National, Senior Resident Scholar Karen E. Young commented on the changing nature of business investment in Saudi Arabia. Speaking with Al Arabiya, Young discussed Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman’s visits to Washington and Seattle. Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish spoke about the crown prince’s trip to New York and his efforts to attract U.S. investors with Al Arabiya and BBC World Service.
Executive Vice President Stephen A. Seche delivered the presentation “Yemen: The War the World Ignores at its Peril” at the World Affairs Council of Orange County as well as the lecture “The Middle East Today: Turmoil, Transition and Transformation” at the University of California Irvine.
Al-Monitor cited Non-Resident Fellow DB Des Roches‘ Bridge post, which discussed the recent missile attack on Saudi Arabia and stressed the need for a settlement to the Yemen conflict. For The National, Non-Resident Fellow Peter Salisbury discussed the implications of the attack for back channel negotiations.
AGSIW Board Member F. Gregory Gause, III and Senior Resident Scholar Kristin Smith Diwan discussed the United Arab Emirates’ military conscription program on the “Citizens in Training” podcast for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
For Haaretz, Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish discussed incentives for Gulf Arab states’ relations with Israel, though he noted the limitations of their influence on an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Additionally, Ibish’s commentary for The National on the clashes in Gaza was quoted by The Washington Post and, with France 24, he discussed the regional implications of the violence in Gaza.