With a new king on the throne, a newly empowered Iran on the rise, a war in Yemen, and a period of difficulty with the U.S., Saudi Arabia has — as the saying goes — a lot on its plate right now. F. Gregory Gause III, head of the International Affairs Department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service and a widely-published expert on the Kingdom, lays out the threads that entangle oil, politics, religion, and power in an important U.S. partner and regional leader.
Octavian Report: Why do you think King Salman is pushing an agenda of apparent reform — if he is in fact the one doing it?
YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN
F. Gregory Gause III is the John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair professor of international affairs and head of the International Affairs Department at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.