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How long can the Houthis hold on to Yemen?

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016 | Amal Nasser, Contributor

It seems the Houthi rebels are the only ones benefiting from the ongoing war in Yemen, as Saudi Arabia’s and Yemen’s economies have been badly affected.

Middle East Lobbying: Qatar

Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

Qatar has quadrupled its spending on US influence-peddlers to help reverse an onslaught of bad publicity over the country's alleged role in supporting radical Islamists across the Middle East.

Middle East Lobbying: Bahrain

Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

United States holds its nose as Bahrain intensifies crackdown.

Middle East Lobbying: Kuwait

Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

Kuwait's lobbying blitz has paid off.

Middle East Lobbying: Saudi Arabia

Friday, Sep. 2, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

Saudi Arabia more than doubled its already hefty lobbying budget last year to help navigate a trifecta of challenges to its relationship with the United States.

Prince Salman gets jump on G-20 as Saudi 'Mr. Everything' tours Asia

Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to be the youngest representative at the upcoming G-20 summit, his most significant step on the global stage to date, but can the spotlight on "Mr. Everything" distract from Yemen?

Costs of Saudi economic failures show up in electric bills

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Saudis are complaining openly about their electricity bills that have doubled overnight, a dire sign for their economic future.

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