Saudi Arabia

 
  • Op-Ed
    Nawaz Sharif in Saudi Arabia: Pakistan’s Leverage in the Gulf
    C. Raja Mohan March 5, 2015 Indian Express

    Squeezed between the Sunni extremism of the Islamic State on the one hand and the rising political clout of the Shia Iran on the other, the Saudis are apparently eager to cash in their many IOUs in Pakistan.

     
  • Event
    Future Trends in the Gulf
    Frederic Wehrey, Kristin Smith Diwan, Jamil De Dominicis, Jane Kinninmont, Matar Ebrahim Matar March 3, 2015 Washington, DC

    Amid a region beset by civil wars and terrorism, the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council are facing growing challenges from an increasingly youthful population, aging rulers, economic pressures, and a new information environment.

     
  • Op-Ed
    On Saudi-Iranian Dynamics
    Karim Sadjadpour February 16, 2015 Foreign Policy Association

    Regional conflicts exacerbate the animosity and mistrust between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which in turn exacerbate the regional conflicts.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and Saudi Arabia: Friends or Foes?
    Nikolay Kozhanov February 3, 2015

    Currently, Russia and Saudi Arabia are neither friends nor foes, and the status of bilateral relations and their future remain obscure. This, in turn, is clearly reflected in the polyphony of views on Saudi Arabia existing in Russian society.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Obama’s Pivot to Iran
    David Rothkopf January 29, 2015 Foreign Policy

    President Obama’s big legacy could be seen as empowering Tehran.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    French Relations with Saudi Arabia
    Joseph Bahout January 26, 2015 Radio France International

    France and Saudi Arabia have agreements on a number of issues, such as Iran’s nuclear program, but France has several concerns about the way Saudi Arabia is positioning itself toward the Arab Spring.

     
  • Op-Ed
    This Is America’s Best Shot To Fix the Relationship With Saudi Arabia and Fight Terrorism
    Sarah Chayes January 25, 2015 Defense One

    U.S. officials, military and civilian, should ensure that issues of substantive political reform stay high on the agenda in interactions with their Saudi counterparts. Not in spite of the extremist menace, but because of it.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    An Analysis of the Saudi Succession
    Lina Khatib January 25, 2015 Background Briefing with Ian Masters

    The succession in Saudi Arabia comes at a time when Saudi foreign policy seems to be collapsing all around the Kingdom.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Vacuum of Leadership in the Middle East
    Marwan Muasher January 23, 2015 KPCC Airtalk

    The Arab world is facing a vacuum of leadership. It is a new era, one that still has unknown repercussions.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    King Abdullah Obit
    Lina Khatib January 23, 2015 CBC As It Happens

    The King of Saudi Arabia died at age 90. He is replaced by his half-brother, who faces a time of crisis in the Kingdom and the region.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    French Relations with Saudi Arabia
    Joseph Bahout January 26, 2015 Radio France International

    France and Saudi Arabia have agreements on a number of issues, such as Iran’s nuclear program, but France has several concerns about the way Saudi Arabia is positioning itself toward the Arab Spring.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    An Analysis of the Saudi Succession
    Lina Khatib January 25, 2015 Background Briefing with Ian Masters

    The succession in Saudi Arabia comes at a time when Saudi foreign policy seems to be collapsing all around the Kingdom.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Vacuum of Leadership in the Middle East
    Marwan Muasher January 23, 2015 KPCC Airtalk

    The Arab world is facing a vacuum of leadership. It is a new era, one that still has unknown repercussions.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    King Abdullah Obit
    Lina Khatib January 23, 2015 CBC As It Happens

    The King of Saudi Arabia died at age 90. He is replaced by his half-brother, who faces a time of crisis in the Kingdom and the region.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s Behind the Widening Division Between U.S. and Saudi Arabia?
    Frederic Wehrey March 28, 2014 PBS Newshour

    The discord between Saudi Arabia and the United States stems from a series of disagreements about the way the Middle East is unfolding, including in Iran, Syria, and Egypt.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    On Libya and Saudi Arabia
    Frederic Wehrey June 8, 2013 VOA Press Conference

    Post-Qaddafi Libya faces a number of significant challenges as it struggles to rein in militias and build political, economic, and security institutions.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal and Iran
    Karim Sadjadpour December 30, 2011 NPR's All Things Considered

    Washington’s announcement of a massive arms deal with Saudi Arabia has further exacerbated tensions with Iran and has led Tehran to threaten to close the strategically important Straits of Hormuz.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Foiled Iranian Death Plot Reads Like A Spy Novel
    Karim Sadjadpour October 13, 2011 NPR

    The alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, while inconsistent with past Iranian actions, could have been driven by regional rivalries between Tehran and Riyadh.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Rights for Saudi Women
    Marina Ottaway October 3, 2011 Kojo Nnamdi Show

    Despite King Abdullah's initiative to allow women to vote and run for office in the 2015 municipal elections, many Saudis still feel change will continue to be slow to come to Saudi Arabia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Could Saudi Women's Driving Protest Usher in Social Reforms?
    Michele Dunne June 17, 2011 PBS Newshour

    The protests by several Saudi Arabian women against the ban on female drivers could help usher in a number of social reforms in the kingdom.

     

Carnegie Guide to the Saudi Eleven

Carnegie Experts on Saudi Arabia

  • 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.

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  • Lina Khatib
    Director
    Middle East Center

    Khatib is director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Previously, she was the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

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  • Renad Mansour
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Mansour is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Iraq, Iran, and Kurdish affairs.

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  • 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.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly.

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