Publication Apr 2016

A Kingdom in Transition

Following a CMEC visit to Saudi Arabia in April 2016, Kwasi Kwarteng MP and Conservative Middle East Council Director Leo Docherty have collaborated to write A Kingdom in Transition, a CMEC Gulf Program publication.

A Kingdom in Transition examines the monumental changes that have taken place over the last three years in the Kingdom and the Gulf region. The leadership of Saudi Arabia has undergone a major generational shift, the global oil price has tumbled, the Isil threat has risen to prominence, Saudi Arabia has intervened in Yemen and Iran has re-entered the world stage.

The authors reflect on a range of very recent first hand experiences – such as meeting the Deputy Crown Prince HRH Mohammed bin Salman – and analyse the response of the Saudi leadership and the consequences for British foreign policy in the Middle East region.