Saudi Arabia continues to challenge relations with its allies, including Canada and the U.S., and appears more prepared than ever to take off the gloves for battle with Iran for increased control of the Persian Gulf region. In this lecture Bruce Riedel will discuss Middle East policy with a focus on Saudi Arabia and its evolving role in the region.

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Event Speakers

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James Blight

CIGI Chair in Foreign Policy Development

James Blight is the CIGI chair in foreign policy development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and an award-winning author and scholar. An expert in oral history, he has been heavily involved in the making of the films The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara and Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy Had Lived.