Leading Saudi researcher warns West of a newly assertive Saudi Arabia

Issue 901 - 28 May 2011 | 4 minute read

Nawaf Obaid, a researcher at the King Faisal Centre, has written an article in the Washington Post describing an about-turn in Saudi foreign policy, the possible deployment of Saudi special forces abroad and the end of a US-Saudi relationship based on security for oil. But Riyadh continues to look to the US for arms and military training.

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