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?
What to make of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology?
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.
Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imposes his reformist will, while Saudi Arabia’s religious ultra-conservatives lick their wounds.
The U.S. abandoning the Iran nuclear deal is the height of folly. It aligns Iran with China, and away from Europe.
European leaders either follow obediently in America’s wake or hold their tongues.
How do the region’s large proven reserves stack up in a global context?
The huge oil reserves that made a socialist revolution possible also put it in jeopardy.
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.