The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Obama Doctrine

The Middle East Policy Council’s 84th Capitol Hill Conference, held Tuesday, April 12th at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, has concluded. The video and transcript are available below. A policy brief derived from this event can be read here. To receive invitations to future events, click here, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To view our recent Capitol Hill Conferences, click here.

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Richard J. Schmierer

Former U.S. Ambassador to Oman
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Middle East Policy Council


James F. Jeffrey

Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey


Alireza Nader

Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation


Fahad Nazer

Senior Political Analyst, JTG, Inc.
Non-Resident Fellow, The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington



Thomas R. Mattair

Executive Director, Middle East Policy Council

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