Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin is a Middle East affairs specialist and security analyst based in Riyadh. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @Alothaimin.

Japan-Saudi Vision 2030: Big boost to bilateral ties

JAPAN and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started diplomatic relationship in 1955, and the two countries cerebrated 60 years of anniversary in 2015 with a variety of cultural events and exchanges, said...

The future of the Middle East peace process

In an earlier article, I argued that the Palestinian cause is absent at all levels including the media and politics, as well as public opinion because of the so-called Arab Spring. I attributed this...

The new Hitler of the Middle East

In an interview with The New York Times, Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, described the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as “the new Hitler of the Middle East”. The Crown...

The fight against terrorism enters a new phase

In response to the Saudi initiative in pursuit of the unification of efforts of Muslim countries in the face of terrorism, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition has been established. &ldquo...

Beirut in the eye of the storm

The resignation of Saad Al-Hariri less than a year after being elected prime minister of Lebanon came as no surprise to many observers of the political scene. There are many overlapping domestic,...

Fight against corruption: Paving the way to the fourth Saudi state

Since the coming to power of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the emergence of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on the political scene, we are witnessing a new stage, or rather, a new...

Iran-backed Houthi missiles

The launching of ballistic missiles on Saudi cities by Houthi militias is not unprecedented, as they did not spare even the holiest and most sacred place on earth, Makkah, from their attacks last June...

Riyadh-Moscow: Toward a strategic relationship

Being the first visit of its kind for a Saudi king, the historic visit of King Salman to Moscow represented a quantum leap in Riyadh-Moscow relations. In fact, it is a new phase in the desired...