Saudi Arabia & the GCC – post ‘Arab Spring’: Obaid

This week Mr. Nawaf Obaid, former strategic adviser to Prince Turki Al-Faisal, presented a briefing titled, “Saudi Arabia & the GCC in a Post ‘Arab Spring’ Environment” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government as part of a program examining responses among GCC states to the “Arab Spring” turmoil that started early last year. Obaid told SUSRIS he was invited “to bring the Saudi perspective and give the reasons why Saudi Arabia did not experience any of the upheavals that all the major Arab countries have been through.” This briefing builds upon and expands the presentation he published in SUSRIS earlier this year [Link].