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Sun, Sep 20, 2020

UAE, Bahrain deals with Israel offer the Mideast a historic chance for positive change—if the region will build upon it

These deals present the region its best opportunity perhaps ever to bury its bloody, self-defeating past and embrace moderation and modernity. Yet that will only be true if the parties can work with international partners to protect the so-called Abraham Accords Peace Agreement from extremist assault and from Israeli hardliners bent on territorial expansion.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Conflict International Norms

Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Hunter calls for Biden to undo Trump administration’s support for Saudi blockade of Qatar

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Aug 25, 2020

Strangers to strategic partners: Thirty years of Sino-Saudi relations

This report begins with a brief historical overview of Sino-Saudi relations, it then discusses how the partnership has developed, and ends with an analysis of the bi- lateral relationship within the context of the US-Sino-Saudi triangle.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Jonathan Fulton

China Economy & Business

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Nawaz joins StratNewsGlobal to discuss the implications of the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia divide

In the News by Atlantic Council

Pakistan Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Aug 14, 2020

Wechsler quoted in Newsweek on Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy

In the News

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The ACWA Power–Air Products joint venture for green hydrogen: A new Saudi energy policy?

In early July 2020, the city of Neom and ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia signed a joint venture agreement with Air Products of the United States to build the largest green hydrogen and green ammonia plant in the world. As the energy transition gains speed, this announcement is a significant step forward in establishing a new role for Middle Eastern oil-exporting countries in a future global economy less dependent on hydrocarbons. That said, the scale and relative inexperience of key project partners means the project still faces an uphill battle.

EnergySource by Jean-François Seznec and Samer Mosis

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Iranian foreign minister’s visit aggravates Iraqi-Saudi rapprochement

All the details were carefully planned for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s first foreign tour since taking office. Saudi Arabia, strongly supported by the United States, was selected as the first destination for the untested Iraqi leader, who is facing insurmountable challenges on the home front. Kadhimi is eagerly looking for quick accomplishments to build […]

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Economy & Business Iran

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

United G20 must pave the way for robust post-COVID-19 recovery

The world is facing unprecedented health and economic crises that require a global solution. Governments have locked down their economies to contain the mounting death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic. With this response well underway, now is the time to move into a recovery effort.

Issue Brief by Phil Thornton

China Coronavirus
An elevated view of Saudi Arabia

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

Assessing Saudi Vision 2030: A 2020 review

Executive summary When global oil prices collapsed in summer 2014, Saudi Arabia confronted one of the most daunting economic challenges of its modern history. Upon ascending to the throne the following year, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud (now the crown prince) responded by developing an ambitious […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Stephen Grand, Katherine Wolff

Economy & Business Energy Transitions

Mon, May 4, 2020

Will Saudi Arabia’s private sector be able to hold up during a pandemic?

On April 3, the Saudi government issued a royal decree allocating $2.4 billion to compensate citizens who work in the private sector in facilities affected by the pandemic. However, such bounteous support might only reduce the problem, not solve it.

MENASource by Abdullah F. Alrebh

Coronavirus Middle East