Fahd al-Otaibi

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Mohammed Al-Ayesh meets US Defense Secretary James Mattis (R) next to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (L) during a meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 15, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Virginia Mayo)

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Saudis seek renewed relations with US under Trump

Monday, May. 1, 2017 | Fahd al-Otaibi, Contributor

The Saudis want US President Donald Trump to reconsider policies made during the Obama administration, especially regarding Iran, which they say has not changed its conduct since the nuclear deal.

Is freedom of expression on the rise in Saudi Arabia?

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 | Fahd al-Otaibi, Contributor

The decision to list 5% of Saudi Aramco’s shares has raised wide criticism from the Saudi public and sheds light on the issue of freedom of expression and disapproval in Saudi Arabia.

Has Hamas completely forgotten Saudi Arabia?

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 | Fahd al-Otaibi, Contributor

The appointment of Yahya Sinwar as Hamas’ head in the Gaza Strip undermines the rapprochement between the movement and Saudi Arabia, while drawing Iran closer to the Palestinian resistance.

Is a bromance brewing between Sudan, the Saudis?

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 | Fahd al-Otaibi, Contributor

Egypt gets the cold shoulder while Saudi Arabia helps get some US sanctions lifted from Sudan, and Khartoum remains committed to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

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Fahd al-Otaibi is a Saudi journalist who writes about political and economic affairs in the Gulf and the Arab world.

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