During the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Bruce Riedel, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, and Samantha Gross, fellow with the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate, detail the consequences of that struggle for Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states and the lasting reverberations for energy and geopolitical relations in the region today. Riedel and Gross examine the ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, water use, and how the Gulf states are responding to economic pressures driven by low oil prices.
This episode is part of a series from the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, which offers a variety of perspectives on the 1967 War and its far-reaching implications for the region.
50 years: Legacies of the 1967 War
With thanks to audio engineer and producer Gaston Reboredo and thanks for additional support from Vanessa Sauter, Fred Dews and Richard Fawal.
Economic diversification in the Middle East is a real challenge, because the oil and gas industry is so productive, and it throws off so much income that it becomes difficult for other industries to compete with that.