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Ali Shihabi Discusses Jamal Khashoggi and KSA Reforms with NPR

Jamal Khashoggi was honest in his criticisms of the Saudi government but underplayed some of the complexities in the kingdom and the challenges that the crown prince had to overcome.Read More

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Firas Maksad discusses America’s Syria withdrawal on BBC World

President Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw two thousand American troops from Syria upends several key US foreign policy objectives which have not been met.Read More

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Fatima Abo Alasrar debates Senate Yemen resolution on Al Jazeera English

We need to support peace in Yemen, but we cannot call for an abrupt end to the war without the restoration of good governance and government institutions. The Senate’s decision has more to do with congressional oversight over war-making than...Read More

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Fatima Abo Alasrar breaks down the latest round of Yemen talks for BBC Radio (14:00 to 19:40)

We need to temper our expectations. These talks are a first step in advancing peace.Read More

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Bernard Haykel speaks with the BBC about mounting Congressional pressure on Saudi Arabia

Pressuring Saudi Arabia has no political cost for Congress because the kingdom has no political constituency inside the United States.Read More

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Ali Shihabi discusses the Jamal Khashoggi tragedy with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

The Khashoggi operation was a complete disaster carried out by senior elements in the Saudi government and when it went […]Read More

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Fatima Abo Alasrar describes the complexities of life and war in Yemen for Slate’s What Next

For a long time, Americans defined Yemen in terms of counter-terrorism. Now there is a shift to defining it as […]Read More

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Fatima Abo Alasrar breaks down the UN Yemen report for France24

The US has expressed concern over the United Nations’ human rights report and wants to send a strong message to […]Read More

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Ali Shihabi discusses the “New” Middle East and Regional Counterterrorism at the Aspen Security Forum

  The Saudi monarchy was always Osama bin Laden’s primary target. He believed that if he hit the United States, […]Read More

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Ali Shihabi discusses the end of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving with Bloomberg

Conservatives have long used the driving issue as a way to prevent women from becoming fully integrated into society. And […]Read More

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