Saudi Arabia

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Protracted Negotiations Yield Solution to Saudi-Kuwaiti Neutral Zone Dispute

The end of the dispute will add little or no oil output immediately, but it does restore some spare capacity, and resolves one of the breaches in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Awamiya, Beyond Downtown

The Downtown Awamiya development project is an important initiative in a region that has been deprived of cultural resources and investment from the state.

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OPEC Burns the Midnight Oil as Saudi Arabia Asserts Its Leadership

The OPEC+ group has agreed on deeper production cuts, but the next few weeks and months will show whether they have done enough to balance the market.

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Does Saudi Arabia Need OPEC?

This paper examines potential incentives for a Saudi withdrawal or restructuring of OPEC, which comes amid challenges to the cartel and suggestions of changes to its long-standing practices.

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The Contradiction at the Heart of the Aramco IPO

The Saudi government does not see a viable, long-term future in oil and gas but continues to hope that investors will measure the country’s crown jewel, Saudi Aramco, differently.

An Assessment of U.S.-Saudi Relations with HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud

HRH Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud provided his perspective on U.S.-Saudi relations and domestic and regional challenges facing the kingdom’s leadership.

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Saudi-Indian Ties: Looking Beyond the Bilateral

Saudi Arabia and India are strengthening their strategic partnership, but their ties involve the interplay of other countries.

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Expectation Gap Clouds Saudi Arabia’s Investment Climate

Global investors’ interest in Saudi Arabia’s ambitious economic transformation hinges on their ability to secure lucrative commercial opportunities in the country.

Putin’s Visit to the Gulf Puts Growing Russian Influence on Display

The pageantry that greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates reflects the “quantum leap” in relations since his last state visit.

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