From Islam to Oil: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Influence

Date(s) - 04/28/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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From Islam to Oil: Inside Saudi Arabia’s Influence

Krithika Varagur, Correspondent, The Guardian

Chicago Council

A regional powerhouse, Saudi Arabia’s significance in the Middle East is undeniable. Last September, however, Riyadh’s vulnerabilities were laid bare when an attack on Saudi Aramco by cruise missiles and drones, later attributed to Iran, was left unpunished by the Kingdom’s supposed allies. Join journalist Krithika Varagur at the Council on April 28 for a revealing look at the rise of Saudi regional and global influence, from its propagation of an ultraconservative strand of Islam and its military involvement in neighboring Yemen, to its domination of the global oil markets.

Copies of Krithika Varagur’s latest book, The Call: Inside the Global Saudi Religious Project, will be available for purchase and signing from the Book Cellar.