Jun 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.

Economy & Business Middle East


Jun 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.

Economy & Business Middle East

Blog Post

Jun 13, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing May 2023

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jun 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. 

Economy & Business International Markets

In the News

Jun 12, 2023

Rich Outzen joins WION to discuss the Saudi – China trade

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Jun 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.

Politics & Diplomacy Saudi Arabia


Jun 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.

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

May 19, 2023

Can Arab League states ‘get something’ for readmitting Assad?

By Qutaiba Idlbi

Pre-summit conversations centered around three issues: the return of refugees, countering narcotics, and the reestablishing the state authority and institutions in Syria.

Conflict Middle East


May 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.

Israel Middle East

New Atlanticist

Apr 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.

Iran Middle East