April 20, 2016
Beyond Riyadh: Breaking Down the US-GCC Summit


Zalmay Khalilzad
President; Board Director
Gryphon Partners; Atlantic Council

Barry Pavel
Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Ali Tulbah
Managing Director
McLarty Associates

President Obama is set to meet with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders at a summit meeting in Riyadh on April 21 amid recent tense exchanges in the press over the United States' relationship with the Gulf states. The meeting agenda is wide ranging in scope and subject matter, and includes the state of progress on the deliverable items from last year's summit at Camp David and the most pressing regional security issues.

On Tuesday, April 19, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, a special members and press call was convened to discuss the challenges facing the US and its GCC partners, priorities for the summit, and prospects for the future of the US-GCC relationship with Zalmay Khalilzad, President of Gryphon Partners; Barry Pavel, Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; and Ali Tulbah, Managing Director at McLarty Associates.

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