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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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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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Axios: Succession in Iran will escalate tensions

Our Expert Voices conversation on what comes next in Iran vs. Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has succession well in hand. Iran, on the other hand, has designated no successorRead More

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Fox News: Arabia Foundation’s Comment on the Saudi Succession

Mohammed bin Salman’s selection as crown prince to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is a positive move for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi relations. While the precise timing of this event was uncertain, the move itself was inevitable...Read More

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TIME: How Economic Reform Will Help Women Drive In Saudi Arabia

I recently watched Wonder Woman, and the overall theme of the movie hit home. One quote particularly resonated and reminded me of the battle Saudi women face for our rights…Read More

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Washington Times: The Saudi rebuke of Islamic ‘extremism’

Saudi Arabia has long been accused of financing and encouraging terrorism. The latest proof that the accusation is false was a little noticed event during President Trump’s recent visit to Riyadh. Mr. Trump, Saudi King Salman and more than 50...Read More

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The Washington Post: Scapegoating Saudi Arabia won’t help us fight terrorism

Terrorism is a problem that we all still struggle to understand. That challenge only increases when partisan politics are injected into the mix. This is what happened earlier this month, when President Trump visited Saudi Arabia, provoking the publication of...Read More

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