U.S.-Saudi Relations, Past and Present

U.S.-Saudi Relations, Past and Present

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Webinar Date: March 11, 2021

Professor Victor McFarland discusses the current state of U.S.-Saudi relations – including the fallout from the assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and the Biden administration’s efforts to recalibrate U.S. policy toward the kingdom – placing those events in the context of the longstanding ties between Washington and Riyadh, and asking where the U.S.-Saudi relationship might go from here.

Victor McFarland is an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri and the author of Oil Powers: A History of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance. He has served as a visiting scholar at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh.

Moderated by Mike Morgan, Dept. of History (UNC-CH).