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Hassan Al Mustafa
Hassan Al Mustafa

Hassan AlMustafa is Saudi journalist with interest in middle east and Gulf politics. His writing focuses on social media, Arab youth affairs and Middle Eastern societal matters. His twitter handle is @halmustafa.

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Hassan Al Mustafa
Hassan Al Mustafa

Hassan AlMustafa is Saudi journalist with interest in middle east and Gulf politics. His writing focuses on social media, Arab youth affairs and Middle Eastern societal matters. His twitter handle is @halmustafa.

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Culture and ‘soft power’ in Saudi diplomacy

Sunday, 15 October 2017

In parallel with King Salman's visit to Moscow the Russian capital, the Saudi Cultural Week in Russia was held, which ran October 2-8 and included ...

History of Saudi official visits to Russia

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The visit of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to Russia is of immense significance as it is the first ...

Ashoura and the controversy among Saudi Shiites

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Ashoura rituals are no longer a religious ceremony, which Shiites mark across the world. It has become a topic for debate between different movements ...

Saudi Arabia, Iran and distancing hajj from politics

Saturday, 16 September 2017

During the press conference which Makkah’ governor Khaled al-Faisal held at the emirates’ headquarters in Mina, he talked about the ...

Understanding secularism without the controversy that shrouds it

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Secularism in speeches by Arab figures of authority is often controversial among Islamic and liberal movements. “Secularism” has thus ...

Enhancing rational position against sectarian discourse

Monday, 21 August 2017

Saudi diplomatic activity in Lebanon, based on dialogue and building bridges with various symbols and sections of society, continued through the ...

How can Saudis be better understood by America?

Saturday, 12 August 2017

An interview with Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman published in the Washington Post newspaper last week can be considered a good ...

Rapprochement of Saudi-Iraqi ties for a more stable Middle East

Sunday, 6 August 2017

The picture of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi leader Muqtada al-Sadr summarizes the rapprochement between Riyadh and Baghdad and ...

Doha’s path to ending the crisis with Gulf countries

Monday, 10 July 2017

There is deep distrust between Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain on one hand and Qatar on another. This complicates the dispute with Doha and ...

Qatar: Separating ‘conspiracies’ from policies

Monday, 19 June 2017

In 1998, the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who was then the crown prince, sent his special envoy, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, to ...

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