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Strategic Implications Of The Saudi Aramco IPO (Forbes)

Forbes The decision announced by the Saudi government to take its national oil company public has generated a lot of interest given the size of Aramco and the fact that it would become the largest publicly traded company on earth.Read More

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Wahhabism, Terrorism, and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the primary target of both ISIS and al-Qaeda. Jihadists, coveting control of the Islamic world, know that their ultimate platform is the Saudi kingdom with its holy places and its wealth. They realize they will never win...Read More

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The Resetting of U.S.-Saudi Relations (The Washington Times)

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman arrived in Washington this week to meet with President Trump and his team and to reset the U.S.-Saudi relationship, which hit an all-time low during the Obama administration.Read More

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The Saudis are Coming: Seven Things Team Trump Needs to Know (Fox News)

When Saudi Arabia’s young and dynamic Deputy Crown Prince, son of King Salman, arrives in Washington this week, he’ll seek to both reaffirm the strong security alliance with America and to impart a powerful message of how the Kingdom is...Read More

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A Navy SEAL’s Death, and the Difficulty of Yemen (Fox News)

The Trump presidency was just days old when it recorded its first US combat casualty. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens—a Navy SEAL, Illinois native, and father of four—died of wounds sustained in a firefight during a raid on...Read More

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Why Is Saudi Arabia at War in Yemen? (Project Syndicate)

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia has drawn a lot of criticism lately for its leading role in the war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Some deride the Kingdom, the richest Arab state, for taking action against the poorest.Read More

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