Monthly Meeting – Thursday, May 18, 2023: The Impact of the New Iran-Saudi Arabian Relationship

Topic: The Impact of the New Iran-Saudi Arabian Relationship

Speaker: Dr. Chris Bolan


Dr. Chris Bolan is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Army War College where he researched and taught graduate level courses on U.S. national security, foreign policy, and Middle East security issues.

He previously served as a foreign policy advisor on Middle East and South Asia affairs for Vice Presidents Gore and Cheney.

He has published widely on national security issues and is a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His most recent publication is a co-edited book titled Sustaining America’s Competitive Advantage.

He is a retired U.S. Army colonel with overseas tours in Korea, Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia. He holds a PhD in International Relations and Master of Arts Degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University.

FPA Coordinator: Alan Stolberg

The Susquehanna Club

House Salad
Chicken Marsala
Homestyle whipped potatoes with chives and light garlic
Steamed broccoli
Dessert: Cheesecake with strawberry topping
Rolls, Butter, Coffee, Water and Hot Tea

Social hour & Dinner Information
5:30-6:30pm Social Hour
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30pm—Announcement, Speaker followed by question and answer session

Cost for FPA Members: $33.00
We Welcome Non-members to attend dinners.
The non-member cost is: $38.00

There is no charge for anyone to attend the program presentation only, beginning at 7:30 PM.

Reservation co-chairmen are Sam Wilder and Ron Pontius.

Reservations must be made by 10:00am on the Monday before the meeting. To make a reservation, fill out the form below or telephone or email Ron Pontius at (717) 991-0899 or

To CANCEL a reservation, please telephone or email Ron Pontius at (717) 991-0899 or Please be sure to give your complete name, address and phone number.

If you come for dinner without a reservation, we cannot guarantee you a meal because the Susquehanna Club uses a caterer and does not have a back-up kitchen.

NOTE: We bill “No-shows”

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