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Women hold a banner as they take part in a protest marking the International Women's Day outside the United Nations offices in Sanaa, Yemen, March 8, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)

Yemen war turns two

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia and the United States need to put more thought into the endgame for the war in Yemen.

Has Hamas completely forgotten Saudi Arabia?

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 | Fahd al-Otaibi, Contributor

The appointment of Yahya Sinwar as Hamas’ head in the Gaza Strip undermines the rapprochement between the movement and Saudi Arabia, while drawing Iran closer to the Palestinian resistance.

Saudi clerics keep mum about concerts in the kingdom

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 | Ibrahim al-Hatlani, Contributor

The new open-minded tendencies of the Saudi Royal Court are causing controversy with the conservative religious establishment in the kingdom, especially concerning concerts.

Is a bromance brewing between Sudan, the Saudis?

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 | Fahd al-Otaibi, Contributor

Egypt gets the cold shoulder while Saudi Arabia helps get some US sanctions lifted from Sudan, and Khartoum remains committed to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

Saudis hopeful but wary about Trump

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia is hopeful in regard to the Trump administration's views on Iran and closer counterterrorism and military cooperation, but remains wary on other policy issues.

Why did Oman join Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism alliance?

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 | Giorgio Cafiero, Contributor

Oman joins the 40-member Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism, yet still strikes a balance while refusing to distance itself from Iran in order to please Saudi Arabia.

What has King Salman achieved in his two-year reign?

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 | Bruce Riedel, Columnist

Saudi Arabia's plan to transform the kingdom by the year 2030 will not be realized until the war on Yemen stops.

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