Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia's New Nationalist Foreign Policy

A more self-assertive Saudi Arabia is taking steps to amplify its role on the global stage, at times in defiance of its U.S. partner. What does this mean for global energy markets and the future of U.S.-Saudi relations?

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Neom’s Ambition Goes Into Hyperdrive

The development strategy behind Neom is coming into focus: Planners want the megaproject to reflect something greater than the sum of its parts while trying to tether lofty ambitions to reality with major global event commitments.

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Why the U.S.-Saudi Crisis is So Bad and So Unnecessary

Lack of trust has left Washington and Riyadh misreading each other's intentions to the point of creating a crisis where none should have ever existed.

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In New York, Saudis Dust Off Their Plan for Peace With Israel

The Arab Peace Initiative provides important clues to Saudi foreign policy calculations, even as controversy over OPEC+ oil production cuts diverts attention to Saudi oil policy.

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Saudi Arabia’s National Day(s): An Evolving State-Formation Narrative

National day celebrations have become a crucial element in the ongoing construction of Saudi Arabia’s national narrative, highlighting the centrality of the ruling family and its legacy in the establishment of the state.

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Sawtasura Captures the Voice and Lyrical Heritage of Saudi Women

Documenting the voice and lyrical heritage of Saudi women, the Sawtasura crowdsourcing platform opens new windows for historians.

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The Meccan Modernist: Hatem Alzahrani, Poetry, and a New Saudi Synthesis

For Saudi poet Hatem Alzahrani, overcoming dualities is essential when understanding his own work and that of other Arabs.

Oil Price Rally Resumes After Biden Leaves Saudi Arabia

The U.S. president got promises but no firm commitments on an oil production increase during his visit to Saudi Arabia.

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