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.

Saudi Arabia’s steady pace toward Vision 2030

Celebration of the 87th Saudi National Day came as our nation is witnessing a new phase of development and prosperity, moving steadily toward realizing Vision 2030. It also coincided with the failure...

Hajj and Saudi Arabia: An incontrovertible truth

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” - Winston Churchill The incontrovertible truth is that Saudi Arabia has...

Saudi efforts to combat terror financing

On Aug. 20, Saudi Arabia took practical steps in the establishment of the US-Gulf Anti-terrorism Financing Center. This comes as part of the implementation of terms of the joint agreement signed...

Financing terrorism drains Iran’s economy

According to an English idiom “actions speak louder than words”, and despite Iran’s words of denial and evasion, it is still playing a key role in stoking the fuel of unrest in the...

Europe’s extremism problem

In a panel discussion of MiSK Tweeps held on the sidelines of the Riyadh summit on May 22, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir addressed the French allegations of Saudi support for Islamic extremism in...

Challenges facing NATO in its fight against ISIS

As I was returning home from a visit to NATO headquarters, the streets of Brussels were packed with protestors against President Trump’s arrival to attend the NATO summit on May 25, as he had...

A critical look at NATO

One day prior to the NATO summit with President Donald Trump, I visited the organization’s headquarters. I met some of the officials including Ambassador Saeed Al-Kabi, permanent ambassador of...

Various dimensions of the fight against extremist ideology

“At #ETIDAL, we stress on our mission to spread and promote peace, confront and refute extremism to make a safer world”. This was the first tweet of the Global Center for Combating...