Briefing: “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf: Looking for the Arab Spring” with Natana DeLong-Bas
March 21, 2012. (Due to technical difficulties the audio during the introduction of this briefing is very low. Please adjust your speakers accordingly. However, be prepared to lower the volume as soon as the briefing by Natana DeLong-Bas begins).
In the midst of the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia alone seems to have escaped public protests over corruption, authoritarianism and the quest for more equitable sharing of benefits. This impression masks the realities of life and reform within the Kingdom. Dr. DeLong-Bas’s presentation explored some of the ways in which Saudi Arabia is working to address the challenges of the Arab Spring from a long-term perspective, offering analysis of areas of both stability and uncertainty for the future.