Why Is a US Company Helping Saudi Arabia Solve Its Housing Crisis?

While Saudi Arabia powers forward on mega projects favored by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the push to build more than 1 million affordable homes for the kingdom has had its struggles. The housing minister, Majid al-Hogail, outlined some of the difficulties in an interview in 2017, speaking of “fundamental inefficiencies that have existed in the market historically, including low levels of private sector contribution to...

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

No one can claim that US president Donald Trump lacks empathy for at least some of the downtrodden. Interviewed by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump responded to a question about Elon Musk. Given all that Musk has been through in recent times, Trump acknowledges that the poor fellow deserves the pity his fellow billionaires. After all, Musk has been denigrated by...

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Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach

Why a Troop Drawdown in Africa Is Exactly the Wrong Approach

On December 24, 2019, The New York Times reported that Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper is weighing proposals for a major reduction — or even a complete pullout — of US forces from West Africa. This is the first phase of reviewing deployments that could reshuffle thousands of troops worldwide...


The Russian Factor in the Libyan Civil War

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Turkey Pushes Syria and Egypt Closer

How Lebanon’s “WhatsApp Revolution” Affects Hezbollah

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Yemen Accuses Qatar of Stoking Sectarianism

The Bahrain-Turkey Relationship Comes Under Pressure

Shattering the Silence on Female Genital Cutting

The Strained Saudi-Emirati Alliance

Has the Iraqi Government Failed?

The Interview

Over the past five years, India has seen several changes around the creation and dissemination of data. The Indian government has come under fire for withholding data on crucial issues like unemployment, as well as changing statistical methodologies to ascertain key metrics, calling into question the reliability of the source data itself. In a country of 1.3 billion people, over half...