Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Prince Mohammed’s Latest Gamble

Can the latest Saudi crackdown disarm ever more widespread opposition within the royal family and the military to the reform path and the Yemen war?

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Reforming Saudi Arabia: Easier Said Than Done

What to make of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology?

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Gulf Crisis: Advantage Qatar

How the Gulf crisis and global pressure related to the 2022 World Cup may have induced Qatar’s leaders to launch important reform to advance social change.

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The Saudi Paper Tiger

Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.

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Letting Saudi Women Drive

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imposes his reformist will, while Saudi Arabia’s religious ultra-conservatives lick their wounds.

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How Trump’s Iran Move Plays Into China’s Hands

The U.S. abandoning the Iran nuclear deal is the height of folly. It aligns Iran with China, and away from Europe.

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Yemen: How Europe Kowtows to America

European leaders either follow obediently in America’s wake or hold their tongues.

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The State of Persian Gulf Oil Reserves

How do the region’s large proven reserves stack up in a global context?

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Venezuelan Oil: Savior or Achilles Heel?

The huge oil reserves that made a socialist revolution possible also put it in jeopardy.

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The Two Faces of the Gulf Crisis: Inching Toward Social Change

The two-month old crisis pitting Qatar against an alliance led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is proving to be a double-edged sword.

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