Ibrahim al-Hatlani


US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House in Washington, May 10, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

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What Saudi leaders expect from Trump’s visit

Friday, May. 12, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Saudi officials see an opportunity to gain influence in the Middle East when US President Donald Trump visits their country later this week.

Is Saudi Arabia really willing to normalize ties with Iraq?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Despite some progress in Saudi-Iraqi ties, further improvement is hindered by Iranian influence in Iraq and Baghdad's inability to control Shiite militias.

Will Bahrain use military trials against Shiite leader's supporters?

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Bahrain recently amended its constitution to expand military courts' jurisdiction, perhaps in anticipation of fiery protests once a verdict is announced in the trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim.

Saudi clerics keep mum about concerts in the kingdom

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

The new open-minded tendencies of the Saudi Royal Court are causing controversy with the conservative religious establishment in the kingdom, especially concerning concerts.

Is this the beginning of a revolution by Saudi women?

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Saudi youths of both sexes are rebelling against their religious, social and political reality in light of contradictions between the religious and political speeches and deeds.

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Ibrahim al-Hatlani is a Saudi writer based in Jeddah.

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