Ambassador Smith on US-Saudi Relations, ISIS, and the Iran Nuclear Deal



The guest for this interview is CAA member Ambassador James Smith. Ambassador Smith was U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2013 and now is the President of C&M International, an international policy consulting firm. He is a former U.S. Air Force brigadier general and F-15 fighter pilot who served in Operation Desert Storm. Ambassador Smith is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Naval War College, and the National War College, where he served as a professor of national security strategy.

CAA Live@Meridian is the podcast sponsored by the Council of American Ambassadors (CAA) and Meridian International Center to share the perspectives of leaders from the US and around the world on critical international issues. CAA is the association of non-career US ambassadors. Meridian is the leading organization dedicated to strengthening international understanding.

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