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Tackling Corruption: Why Saudi Prince Mohammed’s approach raises questions

Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia's three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's...

Saudi Prince Mohammed’s Achilles Heel: Misreading tea leaves in Washington

Emboldened by perceived White House support, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have stepped up his risky, so far faltering effort to...

Iranian Perspective on Egyptian Revolution: From Optimism to Despair

From the Iranian perspective, Arab Spring and movements for Islamic resurgence in the Arab world were inspired by Islamic Revolution (1979) in Iran. It...

Transition in the Middle East: Transition to what?

Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what? Dominating...

Saudi-UAE push to mobilize tribes against Qatari emir

Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as well as little...

Did they or didn’t they? The battle for control of Brussels’ Grand Mosque

It's hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That hasn't stopped Belgium's...

The Lebanese crisis

On November 4 last, during the great "purge" within the Saudi elite, the Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri,  resigned claiming that his life was...

Shale growth, Geopolitical tensions and Re-balancing

It has been a wild ride for oil prices. November 4th, 2017, prime minister of Lebanon Mr. Hariri resigns, at night missiles from rebel...

Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s return to Lebanon: A moment of truth

The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country in which friend...

The power struggle within Saudi Arabia

In the current vision of the Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the Saudi national anti-corruption Commission “Nazaha” has worked very well. The anti-corruption Nazaha...

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