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Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States Under Stress

July 9, 2020

Geography can be deceptive. On a map, Saudi Arabia rivals Iran and Iraq in size and dwarfs its Gulf Arab neighbors. Figures for oil reserves can also be misleading. According to the 2019 edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy (compiled by British Petroleum Corp.), the three countries are almost in a different […]

Video: Israel and the Gulf Arab States: Quiet Please, We’re Relating

June 30, 2020

Israel’s relations with Arab countries of the Persian Gulf continue to develop, quietly. And that’s how it should be, says Gulf expert Simon Henderson. How Israel’s possible extension of sovereignty to some Jewish settlements on the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and the Jordan River Valley might affect such ties is not clear, Henderson told […]

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 […]

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