The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recently been uncharacteristically interventionist in the Middle East. Aside from pressuring the U.S. over a potential nuclear deal with Iran, the Saudis are supporting troops involved in the Yemen crisis and are conducting bombing raids against ISIS. They’ve also been pressuring Pakistan to participate in joint military operations. Joe Kechichian ,a Gulf States scholar and senior writer for the Dubai-based Gulf News has written several books on the Gulf region, including his latest, Legal and Political Reforms in Saudi Arabia. Kechichian will tell us if he thinks the Saudi moves signify a long-term shift in its foreign policies.
PHOTO: In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo released by WAM, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates, show Emirati pilots at an air base in Jordan. (AP Photo/WAM, File)