AF’s Director Firas Maksad has been quoted in Bloomberg: It’s Iran that is encouraging “false narratives” of war, said Firas Maksad, director of the Arabia Foundation, a Washington think tank that’s close to the Saudi Arabian government. Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. have an...
AF’s Founder, Ali Shihabi has been quoted in the Washington Post: Ali Shihabi, the well-connected founder of the pro-Riyadh Arabia Foundation in Washington, echoed this idea on Twitter , writing that going to war with Iran would be “dangerous and unnecessary,” but adding...
AF’s Resident Scholar Geneive Abdo has been quoted in the Arab Weekly: Geneive Abdo, a resident scholar at the Arabia Foundation who specialises in political Islam and Iranian geopolitics, said the sanctions were working. “What [US President Donald] Trump has done, which...
AF’s Resident Scholar, Geneive Abdo has been quoted in Brookings: Abdo then reemphasized the scale of actors in the religious soft power space. She noted that it is not just the Saudis and Wahhabism taking the lead in using Islam as statecraft, but the Iranians, who have...
Unlike the 2009 Green Revolution, the protests in Iran are being driven by the Islamic Republic’s political base, rural conservatives, rather than urban elites. And while these protests began as an expression of economic grievances they have rapidly become political in...
Geneive Abdo debates the root causes of the Iran protests with distinguished panel on France 24 In Iran, as deadly anti-government protests entered their sixth day on Monday, at least nine more people were killed in clashes between protesters and security forces. The total...