Perilous Changes in Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Policy

Author
Patrycja Sasnal
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is solidifying his position and changes to the foreign policy of Saudi Arabia. His main objective is the forceful consolidation of the Arab camp against Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood. Key decisions of Saudi foreign policy—the military intervention in Yemen, imposition of a blockade on Qatar, and pressure on the Lebanese government—have proven counterproductive. The continuation of this ill-advised policy is neither conducive towards the stability of the Middle East, nor to the Saudi posture and ability to form alliances.
Topic
International Security
Political Geography
Saudi Arabia