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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 former ministers and prominent businessmenRead More

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No IMF, Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Actually Need $70 Oil

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave a presentation on its regional economic outlook for the Middle East yesterday, and there […]Read More

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Forbes: Visions And Misperceptions On The Road To An Aramco IPO

There’s plenty of reasons why a Chinese private placement in Aramco might just make more sense than an IPO.  Since […]Read More

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OPEC November Meeting Preview: Here’s What To Expect

Just over a month remains until OPEC members assemble in Vienna for their semi-annual meeting.Read More

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The Audacity of Iran’s Foreign Minister

If the Persian language had a term for chutzpah, it should have been the title for Javad ZarifRead More

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In Syria, Assad might be winning the war, but he is far from winning the peace

September was the deadliest month in Syria, with more than 3,000 people killed. Despite this, morale in Damascus is high, with president Bashar Al AssadRead 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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Saudi Arabia finally allows women to drive — a vital but politically risky move for the Kingdom

Yesterday, in a bold and decisive -- yet politically risky -- move, Saudi King Salman issued instructionsRead More

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Foreign Affairs: How Saudi Arabia Is Stepping Up in Iraq

Some of the best news to come from the Middle East in a long time is the recent and long-overdue improvement in relations between Iraq and Saudi ArabiaRead More

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The National: The death of Abdulhussein Abdulredha and Saudi Arabia’s rebuke of toxic hate tweets

The renowned Kuwaiti comedian and actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha passed away this week. The reaction to the death of such a beloved figure in the Gulf region was overwhelming and tinged with great sadness. At least such was the case until...Read More

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