Saudi Surge? A New Defense Doctrine for the Kingdom

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • A presentation by

    Nawaf Obaid

    Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's
    Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

    Followed by remarks from:

    Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

    Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, CSIS

    Far from being a fragile state, Saudi Arabia has in recent years consolidated its place as Arab leader, regional stabilizer, and critical bulwark against terrorism and a nuclear Iran. The Kingdom's growing security responsibilities require rapid and substantial military investments. Nawaf Obaid, visiting fellow at the Belfer Center, will outline a comprehensive Saudi Arabian Defense Doctrine and explain why the Kingdom is likely to double down on defense and national security capabilities in the next five years.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    2nd Floor, Room B
    CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave., NW,
    Washington, DC 20036
    Please RSVP to Sam Khazai at


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