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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | World
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

Obama, US-Saudi Relations and the Fight Against Terrorism

Halim Shebaya | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Halim Shebaya

I discuss US-Saudi relations as President Barrack Obama visits Riyadh for the GCC summit.

The Redback Cometh

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

At the dawn of 2016 a new international financial architecture is emerging, with the advent of the Chinese Renminbi as the third global currency alongside the euro and the dollar.

In Yemen, the Gulf states should overcome pride and advance solutions to the conflict

Sultan Barakat | Posted 09.18.2016 | World
Sultan Barakat

The answer to the challenge of Yemen remains a genuine offer to its people of one day belonging to the GCC.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

What Do the Gulf States Want From Obama?

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Mohamed Elmenshawy

A significantly different tone will characterize the upcoming meetings between President Barack Obama and the heads of state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (or GCC, which is comprised of the member states Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the U.A.E., and Oman) to be held at the White House and Camp David May 13th-14th.

Trouble in Paradise: How U.S. Ally UAE Crushes Dissent

Brian Dooley | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

When they meet next month, President Obama should look beyond UAE's fancy PR campaign and ask Sheikh Mohammed why peaceful critics are in jail, why their lawyers are intimidated from representing them and their witnesses harassed, and why the UAE thinks the best way to fight terrorism is with repression.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

DCMF's Future Questioned After Head Toppled

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.07.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The first blow came with news Jan Keulen, director of the Doha Center for Media Freedom (DCMF), was told he was canned, with no reason given for his d...