Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Arab Uprisings: Trends and Prospects
Major Arab countries of the Gulf have sought to quell dissent at home while providing funds, patronage, and media coverage for Arab uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Syria. As instability grips large parts of the Middle East, what factors drive Saudi and Qatari thinking? Where do they converge and diverge? Both countries are American allies, yet support Islamists throughout the region. Can we expect any shift in Saudi and Qatari foreign policy in the coming months? And in what ways do their respective policies diverge? We invite you to join us in a discussion of these issues with Dr. Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern studies at Princeton University.
U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman spoke on September 18, 2014, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Center for Strategic and International Studies Symposium. He discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a major component of the Obama administration's trade platform and of the rebalance to Asia.
On November 10, 2014, trade ministers updated the leaders of countries participating in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Major issues include building trade in a digital economy, encouraging technological advances and providing access to medicine, and ensuring environmental protection and labor rights.