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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

For the Saudis, Sorrow, for the World, Not So Much

Pranay Gupte | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Pranay Gupte

He wasn't a monarch who could have accelerated Saudi Arabia's drive toward modernity. He wasn't a monarch who ensured gender parity, thereby excluding a demographic majority of his people from contributing to the national welfare. He wasn't, in the end, a monarch who brought peace and security to a region rife with historical angst and animosities.

A Saudi Game of Musical Chairs

Sami Moubayed | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Sami Moubayed

With the Prince Sultan's death, two posts are now vacant in Saudi Arabia; that of crown prince and defense minister, which he held since 2005 and 1962 respectively.

Is Netanyahu a "Bomber Boy"?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Both Obama and Netanyahu would be wise to think through ways to halt the dysfunctional, paranoiac escalation between Iran and Israel.