Category: International Policy

Reaction to the Death of Osama bin Laden

May 3, 2011

FOX 5 television news gathered reaction to the killing of Osama Bin Laden by U.S. forces in Pakistan. Interviewees included Matt Hoh (Former Marine and U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Afghanistan), Dr. S. Rob Sobhani (Mideast Expert and Former Georgetown Professor), Doctor Tawfik Hamid (Chair of the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies), Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Virginia’s 1st District), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland’s 8th District), and Doctor Vanda Felbab-Brown (The Brookings Institution).

To watch the video, visit Fox 5 News.

What the Kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Are Thinking

April 19, 2011

Dr. Rob Sobhani was interviewed on CNN World’s Global Public Square on the issue “What the Kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are thinking.” He discussed stability, growth, leadership, and more, with a focus on new opportunities for cooperation and reform:

Amar C. Bakshi: You’ve been in the region and you’ve talked to leaders in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Let’s start with Saudi Arabia. What are the Saudi’s main concerns?

Rob Sobhani: The foreign policy of Saudi Arabia first revolves around stability. Next, they desire economic growth because Saudi Arabia’s population is young.  Third, the Saudis want to ensure that the region doesn’t fall into the grips of a sectarian divide – of Shia versus Sunni. Continue reading “What the Kings of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Are Thinking” »