Ibrahim al-Hatlani

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir attends the opening of a meeting of the coalition to defeat the Islamic State at the State Department in Washington, March 22, 2017. (photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

How a joke about Sisi’s fridge has strained Cairo-Riyadh ties

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

The careless slip of a Saudi tongue was enough to anger Egyptians and end the term of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's secretary-general as Riyadh-Cairo relations deteriorate over regional alliances and halted oil shipments.

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

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