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Saudi-Iran relations a year on from rapprochement deal

  • One year on from the revival of Saudi-Iranian relations through the China-brokered rapport agreement of March 10, 2023, this period has given us the time to gauge the agreement’s effectiveness and its impact on bilateral relations and the regional landscape. Despite conflicting interests, the t...
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Will Iran’s voices of reason be heard?

  • Several months have passed since the China-brokered resumption of diplomatic relations between Riyadh and Tehran and the developments that followed, including the reopening of diplomatic missions, exchange of visits and meetings between the two countries’ officials. The last such visit was by I...
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Saudi-African Summit reflects Kingdom’s growing geopolitical role

  • The first Saudi-African Summit was held in Riyadh on Friday. Despite the ongoing events in Gaza and Saudi Arabia’s focus on resolving that crisis, the Kingdom continued with its desire to host this important summit, reflecting the attention it pays to the African continent, as well as its flexi...
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman lays out new formula for US-Saudi cooperation

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s interview with Fox News, which aired on Sept. 21, attracted huge attention both regionally and globally. This is normal, as there is a huge desire by world leaders to listen to the architect of the Saudi national project, about which reports are incessantly ci...
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Saudi Arabia’s development model wins admirers in Iran

  • The Middle East is currently experiencing a new phase of parallel competition. This rivalry focuses on conviction and attraction, or what is referred to as the attractive model of governance and development, as well as investment in a nation’s human resources, with Saudi Arabia opting for this ...
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Geopolitical shifts help advance Russia-GCC ties

  • The Russian capital Moscow last week hosted the sixth Russia-Gulf Cooperation Council strategic dialogue meeting. The meeting revealed the two sides’ desire to progress on all issues and at all levels to forge strong, deep-rooted ties. The meeting also demonstrated that the two sides are bette...
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Gulf states have perfect opportunity to boost ties with the Caucasus

  • Since the second century B.C., when the Silk Route passed across the northern and southern territories of the Greater Caucasus, this region has played a fundamental role in connecting the Black Sea coast with China and the Near East and the Middle East with Europe. During the Cold War and due t...
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What Tehran’s diplomacy tells us about future of Saudi-Iranian ties 

  • Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan paid a visit to Tehran on June 17. He met his Iranian counterpart as well as President Ebrahim Raisi. The visit came in response to an invitation by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. There are several observations that coul...
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US decline in the Middle East and China’s new soft power

  • Following William Burns’ visit to Saudi Arabia this month, one has to wonder if the US is aware of the state of Middle Eastern affairs beyond its own lens. During his visit, the CIA director reportedly told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that the US felt “blindsided” by Riyadh’s rapproc...
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Region should embrace Saudi Arabia’s pioneering vision

  • Saudi Arabia continues to pursue a bold approach to foreign policy, both regionally and globally. The Chinese-brokered Saudi Arabia-Iran agreement signed last month has curbed the long-simmering tensions between the two countries. This agreement supports the predictions of an end to the instab...
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