Audio: Saudi Surge? A New Defense Doctrine for the Kingdom

  • May 28, 2014
    Duration: 01:26:11

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    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.