Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan: Policies on Regional Issues and Support for US Goals in the Middle East [open pdf - 335KB]
"The National Intelligence Officer for the Near East convened Middle East scholars and specialists on 6 June for a conference, 'Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan: Policies on Regional Issues and Support for US Goals in the Middle East.'" Topics discussed include the emerging style of regional diplomacy as a type of Arab multilateralism, Egypt's loss of status as a regional leader and Saudi Arabia's corresponding rise, the three countries' feelings about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the extent to which they will support negotiations, concern about Iranian aggression, relations with the Iraq government, the current status of the relationship of each country with the United States, and the potential for leadership change in Egypt.
Conference Report CR 2008-17; CR 2008-17
National Intelligence Council: http://www.dni.gov/nic/