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Saudis jump on Trump bandwagon

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

After a deep disillusionment with the United States during Obama’s terms in office, the Saudis are now looking toward a better relationship with the Trump administration.

Yemen war turns two

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia and the United States need to put more thought into the endgame for the war in Yemen.

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.

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 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.

Saudis hopeful but wary about Trump

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia is hopeful in regard to the Trump administration's views on Iran and closer counterterrorism and military cooperation, but remains wary on other policy issues.

Why did Oman join Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism alliance?

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

Oman joins the 40-member Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism, yet still strikes a balance while refusing to distance itself from Iran in order to please Saudi Arabia.

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