Future of Iran Initiative

Great Rifts: Political and Economic Ramifications of the Iran-Saudi Divide

A Conversation with:
Frederic C. Hof
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East 
Atlantic Council

Amir Handjani
PG International Commodity Trading Services

Sara Vakhshouri​
Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

David Ottaway
Senior Scholar
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Moderated by:
Barbara Slavin
Acting Director, Future of Iran Initiative
Atlantic Council 

The Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative invites you to a discussion entitled, "Great Rifts: Political and Economic Ramifications of the Iran-Saudi Divide" on Tuesday, February 9.

More than a month after the Saudi execution of a prominent Shi'ite leader and Iranian despoiling of the Saudi embassy, the rift between the two major Middle Eastern powers continues to roil regional diplomacy. The strife between the two countries has the potential to transform into a full blown conflict, with ramifications on the proposed peace process in Syria and global energy markets. Join us for a discussion about the impact of this dangerous divide on shifting economic and political trends in the region.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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