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The Next Generation of Saudi Rulers

January 22, 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to be shredding our understanding about how Saudi Arabia is ruled. Seeking to consolidate his power, he threw caution and consensus-building – the traditional techniques of Saudi leadership – out the window months ago, proceeding instead with almost reckless speed and an apparent disregard for winning the support of […]

Audio: Turmoil in the Gulf

June 28, 2017

Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf. A former journalist with Financial Times, he started his career with the BBC, and reported from Iran during the 1979 Islamic revolution and seizure of the […]

Israel-GCC Ties

August 31, 2015

How does one write 2,000 words about links between Israel and the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which no official of any of the seven countries is publicly prepared to admit exist? The answer is “with difficulty.” And how does one rank those links in terms of significance without breaking confidences? The […]

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