Political turmoil in Saudi Arabia: Implications for the region

12 December 2017

Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia – 15.00-17.00

The recent internal political developments in Saudi Arabia mark a new era, not only for Saudi Arabia, but also for the whole region. The foreign policy of the new Saudi leadership has had tremendous consequences on many countries in the region, as is the case with the recent crisis in Lebanon and the ongoing war in Yemen.  This roundtable seeks to understand this shift in Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy and how it might influence the region, in particular the political crisis in Lebanon, as well as the European and American responses.