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Fahad Nazer

Fahad Nazer is a political consultant to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington and an International Fellow at the National Council on US Arab Relations. He does not represent or speak on behalf of either organization.

Twitter: @fanazer

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Sneering Western men cannot belittle these achievements

Last week was momentous in the history of Saudi Arabia. It began on Saturday, when women were not only allowed to attend the National Day festivities but also played a more prominent role as active participants. On Tuesday, King Salman issued a decree allowing women to drive.

October 01, 2017

Political, business leaders form united front at Bloomberg forum

The name Bloomberg has become synonymous with the worlds of finance and business. The company relishes its brand so much that its Twitter handle is simply @business.

September 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia reaches out to New York in a testament of youth

New Yorkers are fond of the fact that their city has earned more nicknames than probably any other city in the world.

September 18, 2017

One of the worst natural disasters brings out the best in Americans

For more than a week, Americans watched in horror as footage of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey inflicted on a large area of Texas, especially the city of Houston, was broadcast almost nonstop.

September 07, 2017

Helping others is the Saudi way

Much of the attention on Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 has focused on the economic reforms at its core, which aim to lessen dependence on oil by developing other sectors of the economy.

August 19, 2017

Saudi Arabia does not politicize Hajj

For the estimated 2 million Muslims who will make the pilgrimage to Makkah later this month, Hajj is a time for religious devotion and spiritual renewal.

August 10, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s commitment to Hajj is beyond reproach

Hajj pilgrims from around the world began arriving in Saudi Arabia last week by land, air and sea.

August 04, 2017