The event will feature remarks by William J. Burns, Ann Kerr, and Maha Yahya, followed by a conversation between Jihad Azour, Marwan Muasher, Ben Rhodes, and Christiane Amanpour looking toward the ten-year anniversary of the Arab Spring.
Prince Fahd was the general in charge of the Saudi war in Yemen. His firing, plus the removal of his son from a government post, can be seen as the latest move by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to root out corruption and perhaps also disrupt the social patterns of Saudi elites.
Frederic Wehrey is a senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research deals with armed conflict, security sectors, and identity politics, with a focus on Libya, North Africa, and the Gulf.
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