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GCC states consolidate military strength

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif was in Bahrain on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to witness the final exercise of the “Arabian Gulf Security One” tactical drill. This is one more step toward the consolidation of the military strength of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. On Tuesday, Deputy Crown...
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Long-awaited changes

  • Just a few days ago, Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Mohammed bin Naif chaired the meeting of the Council of Ministers in Jeddah. The meeting took much-needed decisions on several important issues concerning Saudis and expatriates living in the Kingdom. These decisions will surely...
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A day at the Shoura Council

  • Since its establishment, the Shoura Council has gone through various reforms. Many see it as a formal advisory body but it has a far greater role in the decision-making process, particularly when it comes to new legislations.Many people don’t even know about the history of this important body....
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Strengthening Saudi-US ties

  • This week US President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia. During his visit, he will meet Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and attend a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. Many analysts believe that the visit will enhance the Saudi-US ties and will help bring the two...
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We all are Saudis first

  • This past week witnessed major developments at the regional level with far-reaching global effects. After years of tolerating Iranian misconduct and meddling in the Arab world, Saudi Arabia finally severed ties with it. Storming of Saudi embassy and consulate in Iran proved to be the last nail in...
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All eyes on Washington

  • For the past couple of months, many regional and global analysts had been looking forward to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s visit to Washington.They were expecting to see him during the Camp David summit, which was held between US President Barack Obama and leaders of the Gulf...
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Nuclear deal: What’s in it for us?

  • Now, the deal is sealed. A nuclear agreement has been signed between Iran and a number of the most powerful nations of the world — five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. In other words, it is like the whole world versus one nation. Subsequently, the agreement has been...
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The smooth transfer of power

  • During the early hours of the Wednesday morning, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ordered a major Cabinet revamp. The changes included many top government’s official assignments, most notably the naming of Prince Mohammed bin Naif as crown prince and deputy premier; and Defense...
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A voice to be heard

  • Last Thursday, I was invited to attend a public affairs briefing in Washington. The topic under discussion was “Yemen in Chaos: Analysis, prognosis and prospect.” The National Council on US- Arab Relations organized the event. Nowadays, you cannot discuss Yemen without making a mention of Saudi...
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Current wars in ME are different

  • Few weeks ago, while I was visiting Washington, D.C., I received an email from a friend notifying me about a panel discussion hosted by the Middle East Policy Council. The topic of the discussion “Managing, Ending and Avoiding Wars in the Middle East” and the participants of the event made me...
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