Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Response to Coronavirus Seen as Emphasizing Public Health, Not Internal Politics

As King Salman warns of the difficult fight ahead, the rationale behind the Saudi government’s quarantine measures is being closely scrutinized.

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Saudi Arabia Races to Boost Output as it Takes on Russian and U.S. Oil

Saudi Arabia’s decision to proceed with plans to ramp up its oil production capacity despite collapsing demand during a global health crisis may seem rash. But is it?

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The Coronavirus Redefines Responsibility in the Gulf

The coronavirus outbreak has redefined the responsibilities of citizens and the business community, impacting the already evolving rentier state structure and highlighting economic and religious challenges

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Gulf Security in a Multipolar World: Power Competition, Diversified Cooperation

The international relations of the Gulf Arab countries increasingly have been characterized by a diversification of partnerships, including in a field that has historically been deemed the preserve of the United States and European allies: arms trade, and defense and security cooperation.

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The Big Gamble of Mohammed bin Salman – and Saudi Arabia

Aggressive moves both at home and in global oil markets demonstrate Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s control over decision making, with the Saudi public invested as never before.

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Mark C. Thompson on the Identity of Saudi Male Youth

Kristin Smith Diwan sat down with Mark C. Thompson to discuss his research on the generational shift in attitudes of Saudi men.

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Gulf States’ Demographics Favorable to the Growth of the Sharing Economy

Gulf governments see the sharing economy as a source of jobs for young people and promising outlet for entrepreneurs.

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Free to Game: E-sports in the Gulf

Discussions over establishing an e-sports free zone in Dubai reflect the high-growth potential of competitive online gaming across the broader Gulf region.

Russian-Saudi Breakup May Not End in Divorce

Russia may be able to withstand more pain from the collapse in oil prices than other producers, but cooperation in global energy markets is only one pillar of Russian-Gulf ties.

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