The Widening Gulf: Saudi-Iran Confrontation in the Trump Era

Council on Foreign Relations, New York

19 October 2017

International Crisis Group, Foreign Affairs and the Arabia Foundation are partnering to host a conference to examine how the longstanding confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia may evolve under the Trump administration.


Government officials, policy experts, NGO representatives, media figures and corporate leaders will discuss the challenges of promoting a stable regional order. Panels will focus on proxy wars in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen; the impact of the current crisis within the Gulf Cooperation Council on the geopolitics of oil and gas; and the future of American foreign policy in the Middle East more broadly.

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To register your interest in attending the event, please email [email protected]

Program Schedule

19 October 2017
  • 01:00 PM TO 01:15 PM
  • 01:15 PM TO 01:30 PM
  • 01:30 PM TO 02:45 PM
  • 03:00 PM TO 04:00 PM
  • 04:00 PM TO 04:15 PM
  • 04:15 PM TO 05:30 PM
  • 05:30 PM TO 05:45 PM
  • 05:45 PM TO 06:45 PM

Crisis Group Speakers

Robert Malley

Former President & CEO

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa

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