KSA

Politics & Governance

Saudi-Omani Partnership: Economic and Security Ties Deepen

On Sunday, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq of Oman departed on his first international visit to...

Geopolitics

The Saudi-UAE Alliance is Fracturing

A trio of apparently unrelated issues has cast fresh light on policy divergences between Saudi...

Geopolitics

Can “Soccer Diplomacy” Mend Fences Between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

Sport as a tool for international cooperation dates from the 1970s, when American and Chinese...

Geopolitics

Saudi-Syrian Rapprochement Comes with Risks and Rewards

The recent meetings in Damascus between Saudi and Syrian officials to discuss the renormalization of...

Geopolitics

A Relationship in Flux: Can Turkey and Saudi Arabia Stabilize Relations?

Over the last few weeks, there have been attempts among regional powers in the Middle...

Energy Policy

Contextualizing the Russia-KSA Oil Deal: Can it Last?

The interim between late 2020 and early 2021 has witnessed new developments in bilateral ties...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The Old Saudi-US Relationship Is No More. What Next?

No one appeared to have grasped in the early days after Biden took his oath...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

If Washington Abandons Riyadh, Moscow is Waiting

Two seemingly unrelated developments that commenced in early 2021 – the US-Saudi brawl escalating to...

Defense & Security

Securing the Bab el-Mandeb: Can Threats to the Red Sea Drive Regional Coope...

As the negotiations to end the war in Yemen continue, policymakers on all sides must...

Defense & Security

Saudi Ceasefire Proposal in Yemen: Opportunities and Future Challenges

The new Saudi initiative about a ceasefire in Yemen has opened the door for a...

Economy & Innovation

Will Riyadh’s Newest Economic Project Save the Saudi Economy?

2020 has been a difficult year for the Gulf. All members of the Gulf Cooperation...

Economy & Innovation

Development Policies in Saudi Arabia: Challenges and Opportunities

Executive Summary This report explores the various economic development strategies and paradigms implemented by the...

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