Crisis in Saudi Arabia: War, Succession and the Future
Gone are the days when the Kingdom was an oasis of tranquillity and stability. At present, the country is beset by a combination of domestic and foreign problems which, if mishandled, will have dreadful consequences.
With the prospect of democratisation and political openness still remote and with human rights still a challenging issue, what is the future for relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia beyond the significant, but now staple, arms trade?
And what of the 'purge' of officials? Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman led efforts to arrest 11 princes and four sitting and ten former ministers, but to what end? Officially, it's about tackling corruption, but analysts suggest it's more likely an effort to raise funds for the Kingdom and the Crown Prince or to take out any and all competitors to his accession to the throne.
Join Middle East Monitor on Saturday, 18th November 2017 for a full day conference looking at the future for Saudi Arabia, and the UK's relationship with the Kingdom.
Panelists at the conference include:
Professor of Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics
Middle East correspondent for The Economist
Former civil servant with the Department of Defence, France
Economics contributor to Forbes, Wall Street Journal and others
Founder of the Saudi Arabian human rights organisation, Al Qst
Professor at Edinburgh Napier University
Journalist and consultant specialising in the Middle East
Professor of Law and Globalisation at Queen Mary, University of London
Political scientist at the Lille Institute of Political Studies, France
Where is the conference being held?
The conference will take place at a location near Euston/Kings Cross, with great public transport links. Registrants will be sent the full address a few days before the conference.
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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
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Can I update my registration information?
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Will the event be Live Streamed?
Unfortunately not. However, we will be sharing snippets during the conference on our Facebook and Twitter page, and will also be Live Blogging on our website through the event.