war on the rocks

U.S. Weighs Arms Export Pressure on Saudi Arabia

October 15, 2018

Episode Notes:

The suspicious disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi journalist and outspoken critic of the Saudi Crown Prince, has incited widespread condemnation and a call for the US to curtail arms sales against its longtime regional ally and largest arms export partner. Jonathan Caverley, Associate Professor in Strategic and Operational Research at the Naval War College, and research scientist at MIT, shares his view on whether the U.S. should coerce Saudi Arabia through arms sales limitations and how we may expect the relationship to change afterward.