Saudi Arabia

    • Op-Ed

    The Arab World Needs a New Social Contract

    The pro-democracy uprisings that swept across the Middle East in 2011 made clear the need to forge a new social contract between rulers and ruled.

    • Sada Discussion

    What Does Saudi Arabia Want in Yemen?

    What Saudi Arabia has accomplished in Yemen remains unclear, and what it is likely to accomplish is still uncertain. Four experts weigh in on Riyadh’s goals in Yemen.

    • Sada - Analysis

    Saudi Arabia’s Struggle for Sunni Leadership

    • Hala Al-Dosari
    • September 07, 2016

    Recent changes to Saudi religious institutions are not a sign of wider reform but an indication of the struggle to redefine Saudi Arabia’s religious character.

    • Paper

    The Political Economy of Sectarianism in the Gulf

    The states of the Arab Gulf have been defined by their unique combination of economic generosity and political parsimony—a system preserved by vast resource wealth and traditional institutions of governance that have managed to retain a preponderance of legitimacy.

    • Sada - Analysis

    Saudi Vision 2030: Winners and Losers

    Saudi Arabia’s grand plan for economic reform might expand employment and transparency, but there would also be losers.

    • Op-Ed

    Client State’s Dilemma

    Pakistan’s dependence on Saudi Arabia stands in the way of the two working against Islamic terrorism.

    • Op-Ed

    Saudi Arabia’s Economic Reform

    Saudi Arabia's latest drive to reform its economy will not be cheap or easy although now there seems to be a stronger will to carry out necessary changes than in years past.

    • Diwan

    Sectarianism and the Campaign to Retake Fallujah

    Highly sectarian media coverage and rhetoric surrounding the campaign to retake the Iraqi city of Fallujah threatens to further damage the strained social fabric of Iraq.

    • Op-Ed

    It’s Complicated

    Saudi Arabia’s unprecedented assertiveness is not a sign of confidence, but rather reflects deep anxieties about a collapsing regional order.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    ‘Saudi Will Maintain Stable Petroleum Policy’

    Although Saudi Arabia has appointed a new oil minister, it will most likely continue to maintain its current petroleum production policy.

Carnegie Experts on
Saudi Arabia

  • expert thumbnail - Cammack
    Perry Cammack
    Middle East Program
    Perry Cammack is an associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.
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    Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.
  • expert thumbnail - Hamzawy
    Amr Hamzawy
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program
    Amr Hamzawy studied political science and developmental studies in Cairo, The Hague, and Berlin.
  • expert thumbnail - Lynch
    Marc Lynch
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Middle East Program
    Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.
  • expert thumbnail - Mansour
    Renad Mansour
    El-Erian Fellow
    Middle East Center
    Mansour is an El-Erian fellow at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.
  • expert thumbnail - Muasher
    Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies
    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.
  • expert thumbnail - Sokolsky
    Richard Sokolsky
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Richard Sokolsky is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program. His work focuses on U.S. policy toward Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
  • expert thumbnail - Volpe
    Tristan Volpe
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Tristan Volpe is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he examines the spread and impact of technology in the nuclear age.
  • expert thumbnail - Wehrey
    Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program
    Wehrey’s research focuses on security affairs, civil-military relations, and identity politics in North Africa and the Gulf.

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