The brutal killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi produced a public opinion backlash against all things Saudi and left US—Saudi relations at their weakest in recent memory.
On March 14, the Arabia Foundation hosted its first 2018 event “The MBS Visit: US-Saudi Ties Amidst Uncertainty,” in anticipation of the Saudi crown prince’s three week visit to the United States.
On October 19th, the Arabia Foundation, the International Crisis Group, and the Council on Foreign Relations, co-hosted “The Widening Gulf: Saudi-Iran Confrontation in the Trump Era.”
On June 7th, the Arabia Foundation hosted its inaugural event “Wahhabism and Terrorism: Is Saudi Arabia the Arsonist or the Fireman?” to an audience of journalists, academics, researchers, US and international government representatives, and members of the private sector.