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The Significance of the Saudi King’s Trip to Russia

The United Stated ought to take note, as the leaders of the world’s two top oil producing countries, Russia and Saudi Arabia, meet in Moscow for the first time ever this week.Read More

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A Response to the New York Times and the Washington Post

On August 3 and 5 respectively, the New York Times and the Washington Post published editorials condemning the decision by Saudi Arabia’s Supreme CourtRead More

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Kuwait: A Case Study in the Futility of Accommodating the Iranian Regime

On July 20, 2017, the Kuwaiti government ordered the expulsion of three-quarters of Iran’s diplomatic staff, including Ambassador Alireza Enayati, as well as the closure of the IslamicRead More

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Exercising at the Hair Salon and Jumping Jacks by the Bell: Saudi Women in Sports Percolating to the Policy Surface

In an interview with CNBC, Lina Al Maeena, the founder of Jeddah United Sports Club (JU), inferred that through sports Saudi women could breakRead More

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US leaks, the media, and a Saudi coup that wasn’t

Over the course of the Cold War, a set of generally agreed upon guidelines, dubbed “The Moscow Rules,” are said to have developed amongst American intelligence agentsRead More

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Four Myths of the Qatar Crisis

As the Qatar standoff nears the end of its second month, the core issues which provoked the crisis have been buried beneath a pile of claims and counter-claims. The Washington Post’s July 16th report suggesting the UAE plantedRead More

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Girl in Saudi Gone Wild: There she was just a’walkin’ down the mud-caked alley

A strut and a milliseconds-long backwards glance has captured the world’s attention. The strut and glance in question were made by Khulood Al-Yafie, a beautiful miniskirt and crop top clad Yemeni woman visiting Saudi Arabia’s Ushaiger cultural heritage site.Read More

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Qatar will sink or swim with the rest of the GCC

Critics have come out in support of besieged Qatar and against the decision made by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt to impose sanctions, the removal of which are conditional on Doha meeting demands that are unrealistic, unprecedented, and...Read More

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Arabia Foundation’s Comment on the Release of Secret Qatar Agreements

Today CNN disclosed three separate secret agreements signed by Qatar and Gulf States in 2013 and 2014. The three agreements were later authenticated by Saudi Arabia, The UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt. Qatar has argued that accepting the 13 demands put...Read More

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Why Qatar, and Why Now?

Last week’s dramatic coordinated move by four Arab states—Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt—to sever diplomatic ties and close all air, land, and sea borders with the oil-rich Arab Gulf state of Qatar appears, on the surface,...Read More

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