Saudi Arabia is, understandably, called out for its lack of women’s rights. But, constant scrutiny leaves little room for acknowledging advances as well as the significant social and cultural influences that have affected and will continue to affect the pace of these...
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 given the steady expansion of the...
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…
Last week’s dramatic coordinated move by four Arab states—Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt—to sever diplomatic ties and close all air, land, and sea borders with the oil-rich Arab Gulf state of Qatar appears, on the surface, to be an overreaction...
While the crisis brought about by the Saudi/Emirati/Bahraini/Egyptian decision to cut diplomatic ties and sever air, sea, and overland links with Qatar will, in all likelihood, end with Doha’s capitulation on a number of key issues, the precise trajectory to and timetable...
The unprecedented decision by seven countries, led by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt, to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar, closing their land, sea, and airspace in the process, is a significant escalation that will likely force the small, but...
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 other world leaders opened...