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COLUMNISTS
Ali Shihabi
Ali Shihabi

Ali Shihabi is an author and commentator on Middle Eastern politics and economics with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. His website is www.alishihabi.com.

COLUMNISTS
Ali Shihabi
Ali Shihabi

Ali Shihabi is an author and commentator on Middle Eastern politics and economics with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. His website is www.alishihabi.com.

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With annexation, the Israeli game continues

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel appears poised to annex large parts of the West Bank. ...

The case for a new Saudi oil policy in a reborn global energy market

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

As oil prices started cratering last month, a group of US lawmakers from the southern oil-producing ...

Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Aramco: The end of OPEC+

Sunday, 15 March 2020

The days of Saudi Arabia absorbing oil market shocks on behalf of the global economy and other ...

Saudi Aramco’s historic IPO: Fact versus fiction

Friday, 06 December 2019

Saudi Aramco has set two world records, the first as the biggest ever Initial Public Offering (IPO), ...

Saudi Crown Prince US visit likely to emphasize economics over politics

Monday, 19 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) arrives in Washington for the start of a two-week tour ...

Saudi Arabia’s new foreign policy doctrine

Friday, 15 December 2017

King Salman’s 2015 accession to the throne and the subsequent appointment of Mohammed bin ...

A response to the New York Times and the Washington Post

Thursday, 10 August 2017

On August 3 and 5 respectively, the New York Times and the Washington Post published editorials ...

Kuwait - A case study in futility of accommodating the Iranian regime

Sunday, 06 August 2017

On July 20, 2017, the Kuwaiti government ordered the expulsion of three-quarters of Iran’s ...

OPINION: Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia as his first foreign visit

Saturday, 06 May 2017

*This opinion article first appeared on Fox News’ website on May 05, 2017. President Trump ...

OPINION: Why Saudi isn't part of Trump’s travel ban

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Saudi Arabia has not been included among the list of countries whose citizens are banned from ...

Why Saudi Arabia should fear Iran

Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Commentators who analyze the anxious Saudi reaction to the recent Iranian charm offensive and ...

Syria: Help where it counts

Friday, 17 May 2013

Today, more than two years into Syria’s horrific civil war, the debate about “What to do ...

The myth of Islamic terrorism in America

Saturday, 11 May 2013

After the planes hit on 9/11, a myth-making industry was born. “Why do they hate us?” ...

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