Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads: A Roundtable with Ambassador John Abizaid



Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads


A four star U.S. Army general, Ambassador Abizaid has a decorated history in service to the United States. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, he served as Commandant at the United States Military Academy at West Point and Commander of the U.S. Central Command during the Iraq War. During his time in Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Abizaid was faced with a number of profound challenges to the U.S.-Saudi relationship - including the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In this Roundtable, he discussed how he managed these crises and built on the strengths of the U.S.-Saudi relationship.



Recording Index

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Ambassador Abizaid's Remarks

Changes in Perceptions and Experiences in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Views on the Abraham Accords

Development of Tourism

On the Recent MBS Book

Potential for Progress on the JCPOA

The Saudi-Israeli Relationship

The Saudi-Iranian Relationship

On the Crown Prince and the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Sale of the F-35

The Crisis in Yemen