may, 2017

04may(may 4)12:30 pm(may 4)12:30 pmGreat Decisions: Saudi Arabia in TransitionChapters:Potomac

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Event Details

Great Decisions is a program of the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association in which local groups gather monthly to discuss topics associated with foreign policy of the United States.

“Saudi Arabia in transition” by Lawrence G. Potter

As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S. point out the lack of democracy, women’s rights and human rights in Saudi Arabia, and blame its promotion of Wahhabism, an extremely conservative version of Islam, for creating jihadists. Bipartisan criticism of Saudi Arabia is rising in Congress. Both countries need each other, but they are at a crossroads in bilateral relations.

A copy of the 2017 Briefing Book will be available in early January at the Information Desk.

For more info contact potomacfol@gmail.com with “Great Decisions” in the subject line.

No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter.

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Potomac Library

10101 Glenolden Dr, Potomac, MD 20854

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