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Trump goes to Riyadh

Sunday, May. 7, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

US President Donald Trump may want to learn lessons from previous presidential encounters with Saudi kings if he wants his trip to visit King Salman to be a success.

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.

Will Riyadh’s new DC ambassador draw US deeper into Yemen war?

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

While the new Saudi ambassador to Washington, Khaled bin Salman, wants to convince the Trump administration to get more involved in the war in Yemen, history may deter the US administration.

Yemen’s cultural capital Taiz torn by conflict

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Ahmed Alwly, Contributor

The city of Taiz, Yemen’s third largest, is living under tragedy as a result of the two-year war.

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.

Saudis have high hopes for Trump following Syria airstrike

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

After failing in efforts to push Obama toward further involvement against Damascus in the Syrian conflict, Saudi Arabia is hoping the airstrike launched by Trump against a Syrian air base early this morning is not a one-off.

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.

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