Madawi Al-Rasheed

(L-R) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stand together as the Saudi Cabinet agrees to implement a broad reform plan known as Vision 2030 in Riyadh, April 25, 2016. (photo by REUTERS)

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Who’s next in line for Saudi throne? Don’t ask

Friday, Jul. 1, 2016 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist

Speculating about Saudi royal succession can result in confusion — and jail time.

Why this Ramadan TV comedy inflames, yet entertains

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2016 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist

The Saudi show "Selfie 2" is winning popular praise but riling up critics during the particularly sensitive holy month.

Saudi king’s Cabinet reshuffle may 'rattle many royal spines'

Tuesday, May. 10, 2016 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist

Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince is quickly accumulating power, responsibility — and risks — perhaps at the expense of his cousin, who is currently next in line for the throne.

Can Obama wake Saudis from their dream of continued dominance?

Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist

US President Barack Obama is expected to attempt some delicate diplomacy when he visits Riyadh this month: mending fences with Arab allies while still urging them to pick up the pace in fighting terrorism.

How united is the GCC?

Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 | Madawi Al-Rasheed, Columnist

While Gulf states may all be united under the Gulf Cooperation Council name, their individual policies on foreign intervention vary greatly.

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Dr. Madawi Al-Rasheed is a visiting professor at the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore as well as a columnist for Al-Monitor's Gulf Pulse. She has written extensively about the Arabian Peninsula, Arab migration, globalization, religious transnationalism and gender. On Twitter: @MadawiDr

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