Rising Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Geopolitical and Energy Security Implications

February 12, 2016
6:00 pm -

Event Description

The latest increase in tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia raises questions about the potential for further instability in the region and possible oil supply disruptions. These risks are most apparent in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, home both to more than half of the nation’s oil production and a Shia majority. The panel discussion will focus on how these developments are impacting U.S. national and energy security interests at a time when Iran sanctions are being lifted, allowing Tehran to export its petroleum, further adding to an oversupplied global oil market.

Expert Panel:

General Charles F. Wald, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Member, Energy Security Leadership Council
Securing America’s Future Energy

John Hannah
Senior Counselor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Robert McNally
Founder and President, the Rapidan Group

Moderated by:

Indira Lakshmanan

Foreign Policy Correspondent

February 12, 2016, 12:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building 2200