May 28, 2024
Saudi Arabia
GCC Middle East Opinion

Who Is The Real Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia?

Is the new Deputy Defense Minister Prince Abdulrahman Al-Muqrin a potential contender for the Saudi throne? by Irina Tsukerman Can normalization with Iran alone fully explain the sudden change in Saudi policy from a combination of defense assertiveness and diplomatic engagement to complete docility? The signs that an interest in appeasing Tehran played a major […]

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The Arab dream of Bashar El Assad

by Mustapha Tossa Under the starry sky of Damascus, Syrian President Bashar El Assad must have only one dream after living more than a decade of solitude. A descent from his presidential plane at the airport in Riyadh, welcomed with great pomp by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Ben Salman. With the honors of a […]

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Saudi Support for Lebanon is Suspended until Guarantees are Available

By Maria Maalouf Over the years, Lebanon has at times been the center of the world’s attention on its various affairs and crises. The small country has enjoyed constistent international support, especially since the signing of the Taif Accord,  sponsored by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia three decades ago. The Taif Accord ended the fratricidal […]

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Review of Social Development Bank Initiatives in Saudi Arabia

By Dr Sultan Alateeg Governments in many affluent nations now face financial and social difficulties as a result of the global financial crisis. Today’s governments face challenges brought on by years of excessive spending, rising debt, and expanding budget deficits. Governments must also cope with rising unemployment, little to no economic development, more poverty, and […]

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Labor Force Integration in Saudi Arabia

by Sultan Alateeg Labor Force Integration in Saudi Arabia Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations seek to increase the number of citizens working in the private sector to deal with the influx of new workers. They have implemented workforce nationalization programs to reverse two aspects of their labor markets: the preference for hiring citizens for positions […]

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