Near East Policycast

Saudi Religious Reform with Sarah Feuer



Since 2016, statements from Riyadh have suggested that Saudi Arabia might be on the verge of reorienting its decades-long promotion of Salafism around the world. In a new Institute study titled "Course Correction: The Muslim World League, Saudi Arabia's Export of Islam, and Opportunities for Washington," Arab politics scholar Dr. Sarah Feuer investigated Saudi reform efforts and their potentially profound global ripple effects. In this interview, Sarah shares the origins of Saudi religious export, profiles the personalities behind the current reform program, and offers policy advice for how Washington can help promote Saudi reform efforts. Middle East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.