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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.

Yemen turns over Washington lobbying to Saudis

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Impoverished and ravaged by civil war, Yemen has largely turned over its diplomatic activism to Saudi Arabia since its much richer neighbor launched operations to restore President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to power. The Yemeni Embassy in Washington is headed by Ambassador Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, Hadi’s former chief of staff. Mubarak was briefly kidnapped by the Iran-backed Houthi...

Will Saudi women break chains of male guardianship?

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

Saudi women recently launched a hashtag calling for an end to male guardianship, which has been behind many of the physical and moral violations they face in Saudi society.

Saudi Arabia's moment of truth in Yemen

Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has three options to choose from on Yemen, none of them good.

What is the real challenge for Yemen's Hadrami Elite forces?

Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016 | Nadia Al-Sakkaf, Contributor

After Yemeni government forces took over Hadramaut governorate, which was under the AQAP’s control, the Hadrami Elite’s main challenge is to keep the Islamic State away from the governorate.

Why Iran needs to fight Saudi Arabia to forge peace

Monday, Jul. 18, 2016 | Hassan Ahmadian, Contributor

Despite all the challenges it poses for Iran, Saudi Arabia’s regional policy and strategic behavior is still not perceived as a threat in Tehran — but could failing to respond be a mistake?

Slow response to Yemen’s crisis points to government incompetence

Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016 | Amal Nasser, Contributor

As Yemen is facing its worst humanitarian and economic crisis in its modern history, the Saudi-led coalition needs to step up and restore security in the liberated areas by eliminating militias.

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