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Saudi Arabia, US have chance to reenergize their relationship

  • President Joe Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia is likely to mark a new beginning for US engagement with the region, which has waned of late. While the timing may have been prompted by geopolitical and economic crises elsewhere, the visit should not be looked at as a one-off, transactional meeting....
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GCC meetings with Russia, Ukraine provide opening for diplomacy

  • Last week’s twin meetings between the Gulf Cooperation Council foreign ministers and officials from Russia and Ukraine provided an opportunity to clarify the GCC’s position on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and explore avenues for cooperation with the two countries. The bloc enjoyed close economic...
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Mariupol, Aleppo and the search for consistency and dialogue

  • The interesting exchange on Saturday between Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Josep Borrell, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, underlined the Kingdom’s call for a consistent approach to international crises and the need for a sustain...
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Urgent need for greater GCC-US partnership on regional security

  • Riyadh last Wednesday hosted an important GCC-US security meeting, which focused on maritime security and missile defense. Working groups on these two subjects were formed in 2015 under the GCC-US Strategic Partnership framework that was set up following the meeting between GCC leaders and Pres...
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Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption campaign takes root

  • One of the most important hallmarks of the reign of King Salman is the relentless fight against corruption. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pointed out that strengthening the government’s ability to fight corruption was one of the first acts King Salman ordered after he assumed the throne....
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GCC summit stresses collective defense and shared prosperity

  • The Gulf Cooperation Council summit that concluded on Tuesday night came at a critical time for regional security, the urgent push toward economic diversification and coordinated action on climate change. The Vienna talks are in deadlock, especially after the new Tehran administration’s backsli...
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Saudi Arabia-France partnership to flourish in wake of Macron’s visit

  • French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday was remarkable in its timing and the scope of topics the two sides covered and agreed on. It came as the seventh round of the Vienna nuclear talks stalled after Iran reversed its position on many issues the P5+1 thought had be...
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Expo 2030 can cap Saudi Arabia’s decade of transformation

  • Saudi Arabia last month revealed that it had decided to bid to host Expo 2030. In a letter from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Bureau International des Expositions, the Kingdom proposed to host the event in Riyadh from Oct. 1, 2030, to April 1, 2031, under the theme of “a new era for c...
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No more business as usual under Saudi Arabia’s National Investment Strategy

  • Riyadh is currently hosting the fifth Future Investment Initiative forum. There is an extensive program of activities spanning several days, but one of the primary objectives is to showcase Saudi Arabia’s great efforts to reform the way business is done in the country to help its diversificatio...
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Minorities need protection from Daesh extremism

  • The bold and public claims by Daesh-Khorasan that it was responsible for the recent terror attacks against minorities in Afghanistan raise serious questions about the Taliban’s ability to combat the terrorist group and the need for a global effort to counter its threat. During Friday prayers l...
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