Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Arab Uprisings: Trends and Prospects

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Arab Uprisings: Trends and Prospects

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Ed Husain hosts Bernard Haykel in a discussion of the convergences and divergences in Gulf governments' policies toward the Arab Spring, both domestically and regionally.

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Saudi Arabia pressed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign to try to weaken Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon. The path to resolving the crisis could run through Yemen.

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