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Saudi-Emirati overture on Yemen deepens Houthi isolation

Wednesday’s tripartite meeting among Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin ZayedRead More

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Saudi Arabia’s New Foreign Policy Doctrine

King Salman’s 2015 accession to the throne and the subsequent appointment of Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)Read More

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Saleh’s death: The end of a Yemeni affair

This week’s dramatic events in Yemen, leading up to the assassination of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, left many struggling toRead More

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Why the Saudi “Purge” Is Not What It Seems to Be

This past weekend, Saudi Arabia detained numerous members of the royal family, as well as current and formerRead More

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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 beenRead More

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