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Fri, Aug 27, 2021

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

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.

MENASource by Mark N. Katz

Europe & Eurasia Middle East

Mon, Aug 23, 2021

COVID-19 lockdown highlights policies to reduce pollution in Saudi Arabia

In March 2020, the Saudi government instituted a national lockdown for three months to prevent the proliferation of the coronavirus. These extraordinary circumstances provide the perfect experiment for policymakers and researchers to investigate whether daily human activities significantly affect pollution levels in an oil-exporting country like Saudi Arabia.

MENASource by Faisal Algosair and Abdulmohsen Almuhaisen

Energy & Environment Middle East

Mon, Aug 16, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 aims to empower the non-profit sector. Here are three areas to focus on.

The goals of Saudi’s Vision 2030 will require innovation on all fronts, and social entrepreneurship can be a leading driver of the country’s advancement once nurtured properly.

MENASource by Ghadah W. Alharthi

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Ahmad quoted in ISPI Newsletter on the UAE and Saudi Arabia’s rivalry in relation to the economy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business International Markets

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in The Guardian on Khashoggi murder

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Defense Policy

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Fontenrose joins Conspiracyland to discuss the aftermath of Khashoggi’s death

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Human Rights

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Saudi Gazette covered empowerME’s Igniting Women’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia workshop

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Entrepreneurship

Wed, Jun 9, 2021

Slavin quoted in Tehran Times on how reviving the JCPOA can cool tensions in West Asia

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Iran

Sun, May 9, 2021

Four Mideast signs of change offer historic opportunity. Here’s how Biden can build on them.

A positive series of loosely connected events across the Middle East offers the best opportunity in memory for reducing tensions, ending conflict, building economic progress, and advancing regional integration.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Iran Israel

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Adding an Ishmael Track to the Abraham Accords: How to pursue détente between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE

Most Middle East observers thought that they would never see normalization between Arabs and Israelis in their lifetimes. Now that we have seen this step taken—this chasm jumped—there is no reason not to envision Arab-Iranian normalization if the regimes prioritize long-term national interests like their economies, their self-sufficiency, and the future well-being of their publics. This roadmap is theirs for the taking.

New Atlanticist by Kirsten Fontenrose

Iran Politics & Diplomacy