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Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi

Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi is a UK-based Middle East researcher, political analyst and commentator with interests in energy politics and Gulf-Asia relations. Al-Tamimi is author of the book “China-Saudi Arabia Relations, 1990-2012: Marriage of Convenience or Strategic Alliance?” He can be reached on e-mail: [email protected]

Twitter: @nasertamimi

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Will a trade war follow Trump-Xi meeting?

US President Donald Trump this week hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida resort. The talks between the leaders of world’s two largest economies surely touched on economic and security issues, but alongside the North Korea issue, trade likely topped the agenda.

April 08, 2017

Will ASEAN become a global economic power?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.” The anniversary of this important economic bloc comes two years after the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), amid high hopes to

March 24, 2017

Saudi Arabia and Japan: Toward a sustainable partnership

In a move that reflects the growing importance of the Kingdom’s relationship with Japan, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is visiting the East Asian country this week.

March 12, 2017

Saudi-Indonesian ties set to strengthen

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman this week arrived in Indonesia accompanied by a large contingent of high-ranking officials and business people, which reflects the importance attached by Riyadh to developing relations with Jakarta.

March 03, 2017

Saudi Arabia and the Asian option: Beyond oil?

The growing importance of Asia represents a profound shift in the balance of global oil markets, and may provide Saudi Arabia for decades to come with a stable market for its energy exports.

February 28, 2017