Who’s More Powerful, Jeff Bezos or Mohammed bin Salman? Neither.
The relationship between the two men proves that, even at a time of rapid technological and economic change, you can’t buy real power.
Oman’s Smooth Transition Doesn’t Mean Its Neighbors Won’t Stir Up Trouble
Regional rivals may see Sultan Qaboos’s death as an opportunity to pursue their expansionist ambitions.
Get Ready for More Mischief From Iran
An energy expert warns that Tehran will find new ways and locations to strike asymmetrically, maybe even in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb strait.
U.N. Questions Evidence Against Iran Over Missiles
Report says it is not clear that Tehran orchestrated an attack on Saudi oil facilities.
Ilhan Omar and Jared Kushner’s Latest Accuser Has Shady Saudi Ties
Right-wing media has seized on the testimony of a Canadian businessman with a tangled history.
Can a Young Saudi Prince End the War in Yemen?
Khalid bin Salman is working full time to extricate Saudi Arabia from the disastrous conflict begun by his brother. Some regional and U.S. officials are cautiously optimistic.
New Data Shows Slowdown in Growth of International Students in the U.S.
The lowest growth rate in a decade could impact the bottom line for some universities.
Shrunken Aramco Listing Could Crimp Saudi Crown Prince’s Bigger Plans
By failing to attract major international investors, Mohammed bin Salman may have to kiss his Saudi Vision 2030 goodbye.
Mohammed bin Salman Is Having a Fire Sale of His Political Power
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.
U.S. Deterrence in the Middle East Is Collapsing
The withdrawal from Syria is part of a broader pattern of weakness, especially in response to Iran.
Iran Is Winning the Battle for the Middle East’s Future
The vision of Iran’s Qassem Suleimani will continue to triumph until Washington trades maximum pressure and regional dominance for a multilateral Persian Gulf security structure.
How to End the War in Yemen
Since the September attack on Saudi oil facilities, Riyadh and the Houthis have taken a step back from all-out war. All parties, including the United States, should seize this rare opportunity to resolve the conflict.
Pentagon Chief: ‘We Are Not Abandoning the Kurds’
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the decision to withdraw troops from the Turkey-Syria border even while sending additional forces to Saudi Arabia.
China Could Be the Big Winner of Saudi Arabia’s Race to Become a Tech Hub
Beijing is a natural partner to fast and cheap development, but Riyadh should be wary of alienating its allies.
Saudi Arabia’s Self-Fulfilling Houthi Prophecy
The Yemeni minority group hardly had anything to do with Iran—until the Saudis got involved.
Iran Is Already Losing
Washington shouldn’t fall for Tehran’s trap and get involved in a conflict in the Gulf. Instead, it should stick to its current war of attrition.
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India-Pakistan tensions escalate, the United States accuses Iran of being behind attacks on Saudi Arabia, and the results of Israel’s election remain uncertain.