Your Call: With the death of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, where is the Arabian Peninsula headed? | KALW

Your Call: With the death of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, where is the Arabian Peninsula headed?

Feb 2, 2015

  

On the February 3rd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Saudi Arabia’s domestic and regional policies. Following the death of King Abdullah, the kingdom has been hailed as "an Island of stability in a volatile region." How did Saudi Arabia react to recent popular uprisings in the Arab world? what drives its policies? And what’s in store for its US-Saudi relations? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Toby Jones, associate professor of Middle East history at Rutgers University, author of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia

Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, author of Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation

  Web Resources 

The Nation: The Price of Dissent in Saudi Arabia

Muftah: Of Transitology and Counter-Terror Targeting in Yemen

Fair Observer: It’s Not a Sunni-Shiite Conflict, Dummy

Jacobin: Our Friends in Riyadh

The Guardian: Saudi Arabia and the west: how a cosy relationship turned toxic

The Nation: After Abdullah: Can Saudi Arabia Reform Before It Is Too Late?