MENASourceJun 22, 2023
How regime security is set to dominate Saudi-UAE interaction over economic competition and political rivalry
By Robert Mason
The Middle East has been a critical area of Saudi and UAE interaction and cooperation, especially at the onset of the 2011 Arab Spring.
MENASourceJun 14, 2023
How the Saudi Pro League transformed from being unknown to inescapable
By Hezha Barzani
Saudi Arabia is levying its soccer investments both at home and abroad as its main push to make a bigger splash in the international sports world; but it’s not stopping at soccer.
New AtlanticistJun 13, 2023
Fore! reasons why the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States won’t block the PGA Tour/LIV Golf merger
By Sarah Bauerle Danzman
The rule of law will likely prevent CFIUS from blocking a transaction that worries some lawmakers but does not rise to the level of a clear national security risk.
New AtlanticistJun 7, 2023
The US should pay close attention to Saudi Arabia’s domestic policy
By Jonathan Panikoff
Riyadh’s foreign priorities today are little more than a shadow of its plans at home. US officials should factor this reality into their plans to stabilize relations with the kingdom.
MENASourceJun 6, 2023
The US has learned to work with governments that the president isn’t close to. Saudi Arabia is no different.
By David Mack
Given their different historical experiences, relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States will always be a work in progress.
MENASourceMay 10, 2023
Saudi Arabia should consider the ‘Just Do It’ strategy for normalizing ties with Israel
By Richard LeBaron
Acting on one’s terms when pursuing national interests is always a better strategy. Saudi Arabia is completely capable of dealing with Israel on its own.
New AtlanticistApr 21, 2023
Is Saudi-Iran reconciliation threatening the future of Israeli normalization?
By Sarah Zaaimi
The recent rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran could signal a sea change in Arab-Iranian relations and pose practical hindrances to Arab-Israeli normalization.