Saudi prince, visiting W&M, shared vision for peace

When Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate for 23 years, visited the College of William and Mary in 2014, he spoke at an open forum, reflecting on his vision of reshaping the Middle East.

His vision — in light of President Trump's emerging approach to develop a strategy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, namely to build an alignment with Sunni Muslim countries, may become a reality.

The prince, who holds degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Princeton, Cambridge and the University of London, played a key role in funding and arming the mujahideen in Afghanistan, helping them to defeat and...