Israel, Palestine and the Greatest Deal Ever

December 20, 2017

In order to get the Israelis and the Saudis on the same page in a united front against the Iranians, the Palestine question needs to be resolved. For Donald Trump, it was a carefully constructed and nuanced announcement: “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the...

Saudi Arabia’s Futuristic Ambitions

November 01, 2017

Will Saudi Arabia's ambitious vision for a desert megacity help bring about a new future for the kingdom? In October, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) unveiled Riyadh’s plans for NEOM, a futuristic desert city that he hailed as a “civilizational leap for humanity.”...

The Rise of Mohammed bin Salman

June 22, 2017

In Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has his work cut out for him. King Salman’s appointment of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince at the expense of his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, could prove to be a mixed blessing for a country in transition that faces significant...