Mohammed Alyahya
Mohammed Alyahya

Mohammed Alyahya is a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is the former editor in chief of Al Arabiya English.

The birth of a new Middle East

In his opening remarks at the Arab League Summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed Arab leaders, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and then...

Lebanon’s last hero: The lion of Taif Hussein el-Husseini

There are few within the Lebanon political establishment who deserve the designation of statesman, as the vast majority of Lebanon’s so-called political elite has proven to be incorrigible and beyond...

‘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...

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,...