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What has King Salman achieved in his two-year reign?

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia's plan to transform the kingdom by the year 2030 will not be realized until the war on Yemen stops.

Bahrain shifts foreign policy with eye on Turkey

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

Bahraini officials want to deepen their ties with Turkey as regional politics become more unstable.

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.

Wary Saudis silent as Trump's Israel position takes shape

Monday, Dec. 19, 2016 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

US President-elect Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel is a sign that he still intends to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, a major shakeup in American policy if the plan is followed through.

The year Saudi Arabia wants to forget

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

For Saudi Arabia, 2016 has been fraught with many difficulties, including an ongoing war in Yemen, falling oil revenues, souring relations with allies Egypt and Pakistan, and the resurgence of Iran.

Who in the GCC wants a union?

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

Gulf Cooperation Council states consider transforming into a union to arm themselves against Iran’s increasing dominance and the growing instability in the Middle East.

Is Yemen falling into an abyss?

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 | Amal Nasser, Contributor

Yemen's brutal civil war must end soon before the damage becomes irreparable.

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