Saudi Arabia


Saudi Arabia: In-Depth Reports

Explaining the Islamic State Phenomenon

ISIS rules today over a swath of land bigger than the United Kingdom, with almost 10 million people.Read More »

Sunni vs Shiite: A Cold War Simmers in an Ancient Hatred

Iran-Saudi sectarian proxy hostilities set to explodeRead More »

Iranian-Saudi Relations before the Abyss

An ancient cold war turns hotRead More »

Saudi Arabia and Israel Are in the Same Predicament

Saudi Arabia’s fear after the Iran dealRead More »

Two Summits with Gulf Arabs – Vive la Différence

Why top Gulf Arab leaders did attend a summit — but with the French president.Read More »

The Saudi Military Intervention in Yemen

What lies behind the Arab coalition attack on Yemen?Read More »

Hamas’ Relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia

Will the new Saudi king improve ties with Hamas?Read More »

Egypt and Saudi Arabia Battle the Jihadist Current

Saudi Arabia has decided to join the battle against jihadists in the Middle EastRead More »

The Impending Clash between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is preparing to purchase an atomic bomb from Pakistan to deter Iran. Read More »

The Dangers of Accepting Iran as a Nuclear Threshold State

If this situation continues, it will become far harder in the future for any state to stop Iran’s determination to acquire nuclear weapons.Read More »

Ahmadinejad in Abu Musa: Iran’s Lengthening Shadow in the Gulf

In response to the mounting Iranian challenge in the Gulf, the need for American power in the region has only grown.Read More »

The Berlin Wall of Mideast Oil Comes Down

There is no reason why Israel should feel compelled to race back to the 1967 lines, but rather should protect its legal right to defensible borders, without the sword of Middle East oil hanging over its head.Read More »

Michael Widlanski on the Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations by Lee Smith

Jewish Political Studies Review 23:1-2 (Spring 2011) What is the key to understanding the Middle East? Sometimes a perceptive outsider can grasp the political culture of a state or a region better than a native observer or an academic. Lee […]Read More »

Wary of the Muslim Brotherhood

What the Saudi reaction to the Muslim Brotherhood illustrates is that the Islamic trend in the Arab world today cannot be painted with one brush, and that under the surface there are deep rivalries and differences between the Muslim Brotherhood and states that until recently were their closest allies.Read More »

The Arab Peace Initiative: A Primer and Future Prospects

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Saudi Arabia was under intense scrutiny since 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. In Feb. 2002, Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia proposed to Israel “full withdrawal” from the territories in return for “full normalization.”Read More »