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In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 24, 2021

Ahmad featured in BRINK on major demographic shifts in Saudi Arabia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Resilience

In the News

Nov 19, 2021

Wald joins Bloomberg to discuss Crude Oil Prices and OPEC+

In the News

Middle East Oil and Gas

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nov 10, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in Financial Times on Saudi’s role behind recent oil price spikes

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Middle East

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Nov 7, 2021

Special Report: Three lessons from Riyadh and Glasgow, as climate change collides with an energy shock

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

The world is experiencing more energy transition than revolution, climate adaptation is critical, and politics will indelibly shape the energy future.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

EnergySource by Andrea Clabough

Nov 1, 2021

The net-zero kingdom: A third way

EnergySource by Andrea Clabough

Released to great fanfare, Saudi Arabia's new green pledges represent an attempt to build a clean future on the bedrock of fossil fuels. The viability of that approach is far from certain.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

MENASource by Ilan Zalayat

Oct 28, 2021

Iran’s drones are a buzzing menace for Saudi Arabia

MENASource by Ilan Zalayat

The small but sophisticated Iranian-made armed drones have undercut the security balance in the Gulf region and the Arabian Peninsula over the past few years, ushering in a novel asymmetrical menace.

Iran Middle East

MENASource by Omar Al-Ubaydli

Oct 25, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s economic transformation benefits the UAE too

MENASource by Omar Al-Ubaydli

While many commentators have been keen to interpret Saudi Arabia’s attempts to transform Riyadh into the Middle East’s economic capital as a threat to the economic interests of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a more nuanced analysis suggests something akin to a rising tide that will lift all boats.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

TURKEYSource by Karel Valansi

Oct 12, 2021

Turkey has flipped the script on its regional isolation. But will it amount to real change?

TURKEYSource by Karel Valansi

Over the past year, Turkey has launched efforts to normalize its strained relations with several states in the Middle East. While the countries have successfully managed to de-escalate tensions, doubts remain as to how far the efforts will lead.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Sep 23, 2021

What the Arab Gulf is thinking after the Afghanistan withdrawal

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Three Gulf heavyweights are calculating what they stand to gain—or lose—in their relationship with the United States.

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource by Mark N. Katz

Aug 27, 2021

Saudi Arabia is trying to make America jealous with its budding Russia ties

MENASource by Mark N. Katz

Moscow’s ongoing relationship with Tehran—which Russia will not give up for the sake of improved relations with the Kingdom—is likely to induce Riyadh to keep its improving ties with Moscow within bounds.

Europe & Eurasia Middle East