MENASourceDec 2, 2022
Saudi Arabia lost at the 2022 World Cup. But its sports sector is winning.
By Lujain Alotaibi
The sports sector is one of the vital pillars of Saudi Vision 2030 and the Ministry of Sport’s dedication is tangible in Saudi Arabia, where one can witness the enhanced facilities and increased citizen participation in sports.
China-MENA PodcastNov 22, 2022
By Atlantic Council
Assaf Orion joins us to discuss the complex Sino-Israeli relationship, Israel’s perspective on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Chinese-operated port of Haifa in Northern Israel, China’s meddling in Israeli domestic affairs and its role in the Israel-Palestine question, and Israel’s perspective on China's grand strategy on MENA.
New AtlanticistNov 10, 2022
Punish Riyadh or play it cool? How the United States can renegotiate its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
By Kirsten Fontenrose
A deep-dive look at the US-Saudi relationship reveals some surprising points for cooperation—and that the Saudi-Russia oil tie-up may be less than it seems.
China-MENA PodcastOct 20, 2022
Arab Barometer and Perceptions of China in MENA
By Atlantic Council
Michael Robbins joins us to discuss the region's perception of China based on the Arab Barometer's surveys conducted in MENA, and the different perspectives of the general public versus the elite—as the latter tends to be more favorable toward Beijing.
EnergySourceOct 11, 2022
Riyadh crosses the Rubicon toward Russia
By David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough
OPEC+ ministers' decision to slash oil production will boost Russia's revenues and aid Putin's war effort tremendously. It could signify a marked realignment of Saudi Arabia's strategic priorities away from Washington.
Event RecapOct 3, 2022
New laws in Saudi Arabia support women in business, and society is catching up quickly
By Amira Attia
On September 28, the Atlantic Council’s empowerME initiative held a discussion on regulations and laws that impact women in business in Saudi Arabia.