Simon Henderson


The Omani Succession Envelope, Please

Sultan Qaboos is ailing, and nobody knows who might take over his role as mediator in the Middle East's most explosive conflict.


The Long Divorce

How the U.S.-Saudi relationship grew cold under Barack Obama's watch.


Who Is Steering the House of Saud?

Beset by Islamic State attacks, a war in Yemen, and growing worries over Iranian influence, the new Saudi leadership appears adrift.


Saudi Arabia’s Big Gamble​

With a new king and a young, untested defense minister, Riyadh has plunged headlong into war in Yemen. At stake is nothing less than the kingdom's position of leadership in the Arab world.

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About Simon Henderson

Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Gulf and Energy Policy Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.



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