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Policy Matters

Oct 30, 2019

Recent months have seen a number of dramatic developments in the Arabian Peninsula. The strikes on Saudi Aramco facilities in mid-September sparked concern about regional security and global oil prices alike. In Yemen, the civil war that is seen by many as a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran continues to fuel a humanitarian disaster. And, as outside powers such as Russia seek to consolidate influence in the Persian Gulf, what does this mean for U.S. power in the region?

Our guest is Dr. Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, a Fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute and one of the country’s top experts on the geopolitics of the Persian Gulf.