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Mohammed Alyahya
Mohammed Alyahya

Mohammed Khalid Alyahya is a fellow at the Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School, and a senior non-resident fellow at Hudson Institute. He also is a senior research fellow at the Gulf Research Centre and was a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. His work focuses on Middle Eastern foreign policy issues.

‘Kill Salman Rushdie, not the Iran Deal!’

The attempted murder of Salman Rushdie is the result of more than three-decades of incitement against the author by the government of Iran. The idea that a state would seek to murder a writer--and an...

Strategic ‘interests and responsibilities’ trump virtue signaling

It seems fair to see US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia as the most consequential foreign visit of his Presidency. Saudis have served as America’s strategic partners not only in...

America is dismantling the pillars of its own empire

The Saudi-US relationship is in the throes of a crisis. As a Saudi who went to college in the US, loves America and wants to see it strong, I am increasingly disturbed by the unreality of the American...

Something is rotten in the Islamic Republic: Iran’s sinister coronavirus cover-up

Something is rotten in the state of Persia: the Islamic Republic of Iran is engaging in a large-scale cover-up of the coronavirus epidemic that could wreak misery on the lives of millions. If we take...

Facing problems at home, Jeff Bezos manufactures Saudi conspiracies

The world's richest man has a story to tell you. The opening page is straightforward enough: a rich businessman grows tired of his marriage and seeks excitement in an extramarital affair. Texts and...

Failure of Malaysia’s Muslim summit is only the tip of the iceberg

Malaysia’s attempt to unite Muslim powers in a summit held last week in Kuala Lumpur failed to attract heads of state from 53 Muslim countries. Only three embattled heads of state – Iran,...

Failure of Malaysia’s Muslim summit is only the tip of the iceberg

Malaysia’s attempt to unite Muslim powers in a summit held last week in Kuala Lumpur failed to attract heads of state from 53 Muslim countries. Only three embattled heads of state – Iran,...

The mullahs’ conundrum: Martyrdom or capitulation?

After US President Donald Trump’s decision to end waivers on Iranian oil sales on May 2, the Islamic Republic’s regime finds itself in more dire straits than ever before. The Islamic...