"Analyzing and Assessing Saudi Arabian Defense Strategy" Public Affairs Briefing
On October 6, 2015, the National Council and the U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee hosted a public affairs briefing on "Analyzing and Assessing Saudi Arabian Defense Strategy."
The featured specialist was HRH Navy Captain (Ret.) Prince Sultan bin Khalid Al-Faisal Al Sa'ud, President, Al Joshan Security Services; Former Commander, Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) Counter-Insurgency Special Operations Task Force; Designer and Inaugural Commandant, RSNF Special Forces Training Center. Serving as context provider and moderator was Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations; and Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and Subcommittee on Sanctions.
Paige Peterson – "My Time in Saudi Arabia"
National Council Board Member Paige Peterson published a travelogue from her recent time in Saudi Arabia in the New York Social Diary. Read about her visit to Jeddah, her experience as an author-in-residence at a school in the Eastern Province, and her drive through the desert in this first installment of the series. The second installment chronicles her visit to the Al Deira Souk and the Riyadh Ritz Carlton. The third installment discusses her participation in the C3 Saudi-American Healthcare Forum, created to advance "healthcare diplomacy" between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Finally, the fourth installment highlights the achievements of four remarkable Saudi Arabian women she met during her visit.