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01 April | London | Saudi Arabia: Geopolitics In A Troubled Region

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Saudi Arabia: Geopolitics In A Troubled Region
Sat 01 April | 09:30-17:00
45 Crawford Place

Since the ascendance to the throne by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on 25th January 2015, the Saudi forceful regional politics have stunned observers and politicians. Within six months the Saudi-led Arab coalition waged war on Yemen; the most destructive of all regional wars in living memory. Four years earlier (14th March 2011) the Saudis had crossed the causeway linking the kingdom with Bahrain to help quash the Revolution that had started one month earlier. Saudi influence, intervention and alliances in regional conflict; Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya in addition to Yemen and Bahrain need to be closely analysed.  The conference seeks to explore Saudi policies of war and expansionism. It also hopes to highlight the nature of the Anglo-American controversial connivance in those policies and raise awareness to stop wars, stop arming warmongers, end military intervention, extremism, sectarianism and terrorism widely believed to be linked to Riyadh’s policies. Human rights violations will invariably be discussed in the conference.

Speakers include:

Ken Livingstone; former London Mayor

Lindsey German; Convenor Stop the War Coaliton

Dr Hamza Al Hassan; Saudi academic and author

Andrew Smith; Media Coordinator for CAAT

Murad Qureshi; Chair Stop the War Coalition

Ahmad Al Mo’ayyad; Sheba for Human Rights in Yemen

Stephen Bell; Conference Secretary

Hussain Abdulla; Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain

Refreshments and lunch will be served

To register, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel : 07736476115

The conference is sponsored by:

Stop the War Coalition

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT)

Sheba for Human Rights in Yemen

Bahrain Opposition Block

Aman Centre for Human Rights Watch (Saudi)