Articles by Ali Shihabi
(CNN) - Arab and Muslim leaders have just concluded a series of emergency summits in Mecca to discuss recent attacks on Saudi and Emirati territory which US officials have linked to Iran and its proxies. While both Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have repeatedly said they do not want...
Last Thursday, April 25, was the three-year anniversary of Vision 2030 . When it was launched, the immediate goal of Saudi Arabia’s blueprint for economic transformation was to enact necessary, and inevitably painful, structural reforms to Saudi Arabia’s economy and labor...
Over the past two years, Saudi Arabia has undergone a period of wrenching change. Throughout history, any transformation of this magnitude has been destabilizing.
On Oct. 2, 2018, the Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. After his disappearance, politicians and pundits called on the United States and its allies to hold Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the crime. “It...
As we watch Venezuela, once dubbed a “terrestrial paradise” by Christopher Columbus, disintegrate, we are reminded that despite their enormous wealth, many of the world’s oil-rich states have delivered very little to their people. Developing oil exporters face a unique set...