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Sale of Aramco, Cabinet Shake-up: Is it the Beginning of the End for Saudi Arabia?

David Oualaalou | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Saudi Arabia's financial power derives from its oil wealth; thus, offering for sale some of Aramco's precious assets could have serious consequences for the royal family's existence. So why is the king pursuing this strategy?

The Huge Challenges Ahead For Saudi Arabia’s Oil Reforms

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.30.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Dr. Muhammad Sahi...

Saudi Prince Unveils Sweeping Plans To End 'Addiction' To Oil

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.25.2016 | World

RIYADH, April 25 (Reuters) - The powerful young prince overseeing Saudi Arabia's economy unveiled ambitious plans on Monday aimed at ending the kingdo...

Aramco Brat Reunion

Amy Kress | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
Amy Kress

I had a rare upbringing. I know many people lament that they didn't fit in, that they were the odd one out when growing up, but I think my case may carry a little more weigh than most.

Saudi Contrition Fighting Terrorism: Much Too Little, Much Too Late

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Has Washington continued be lulled into silence by the millions of Saudi contributions to myriad Beltway think tanks and their lobbying influence, or for those fund strapped 'American Presidential Libraries' who have been the recipients of millions of Saudi largesse?

T. Boone Pickens Dances the Saudi Oil Polka

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Oil prices were headed up, said Pickens, and then explained, well, the Saudis are maxed out. They can't produce more. And in one fell swoop, he gave the Saudis a free pass on the current oil price distortions and turned them from the OPEC cabal's malevolent gorgon into our heroic good guys.

Mexico's Oil Informs the Arab Spring

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

Mexico, by inviting private capital to help develop their national resources is broadening the entire spectrum of shared risk, entering an age of a new openness to cooperation and harnessing a new potential for their countrymen.

Saudi Arabia Faces The End Of 'Easy Oil'

Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WAFRA, Kuwait -- The Arabian Peninsula has fueled the global economy with oil for five decades. How long it can continue to do so hinges on projects l...

WikiLeaks Reveals Imminent Saudi Oil Peak

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Saudi Arabia no longer has the capacity to prevent prices from rising because it can't meet world demand. And if Saudi Arabia no longer has an ability to raise production, who does?

Oil Piracy, OPEC, Saudi Arabia, You and Me

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

For the first time ever, an unguarded Saudi oil tanker displacing 318,000 tons (the size of a small island), sailing off the Kenyan coast, was picked off by a band of pirates operating a motorized dinghy.