Mar
16

MENA Salon: A Nuclear Deal with Saudi Arabia?

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On March 2, a delegation led by US Energy Secretary Rick Perry met with Saudi officials in London. The parties opened discussions on a potential deal that would allow the Gulf state to purchase nuclear power plants from American contractors. The prospect of a nuclear cooperation agreement between the US and Saudi Arabia raises a number of questions. What sparked these negotiations? Would a deal undermine nuclear non-proliferation in the Middle East? How will other regional actors respond? We will consider these and other questions in this week's MENA Salon.

Recommended reading available at http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/

The MENA Salon is a weekly guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

cmes@berkeley.edu, 510-642-8208