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Ali al-Shihabi
Ali al-Shihabi

Ali Shihabi is a writer on Middle Eastern politics. He is a Saudi citizen who is a graduate of Harvard and Princeton and the founder of an investment bank.

COLUMNISTS
Ali al-Shihabi
Ali al-Shihabi

Ali Shihabi is a writer on Middle Eastern politics. He is a Saudi citizen who is a graduate of Harvard and Princeton and the founder of an investment bank.

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A response to the New York Times and the Washington Post

Thursday, 10 August 2017

On August 3 and 5 respectively, the New York Times and the Washington Post published editorials condemning the decision by Saudi Arabia’s ...

Kuwait - A case study in futility of accommodating the Iranian regime

Sunday, 6 August 2017

On July 20, 2017, the Kuwaiti government ordered the expulsion of three-quarters of Iran’s diplomatic staff, including Ambassador Alireza ...

OPINION: Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia as his first foreign visit

Saturday, 6 May 2017

*This opinion article first appeared on Fox News’ website on May 05, 2017. President Trump just announced that Saudi Arabia will be the first ...

OPINION: Why Saudi isn't part of Trump’s travel ban

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Saudi Arabia has not been included among the list of countries whose citizens are banned from entering the US by the Trump administration. That may ...

Why Saudi Arabia mistrusts Iran?

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

What is driving the growing crisis between Saudi Arabia and Iran?

Why Saudi Arabia should fear Iran

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

One may see the Iranian threat as real or illusory, depending on what track one predicts the Islamic Republic will take going forward

Syria: Help where it counts

Friday, 17 May 2013

Today, more than two years into Syria’s horrific civil war, the debate about “What to do?”—rumbles on. This conflict, ...

The myth of Islamic terrorism in America

Saturday, 11 May 2013

After the planes hit on 9/11, a myth-making industry was born. “Why do they hate us?” was the first thought to cross horrified American ...

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