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Moath Alofi: A Story of the City of Medina

Al-Medina al-Munawara is known primarily for the Prophet Muhammad’s mosque and his tomb inside it.

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Kuwait’s Community Coffeeshop Wave

This new wave of local coffeeshops has increased networking and socializing among youth immensely due to their open space, board games, and organization of social events.

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Saudi Young Professionals in Silicon Valley

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has shown an admiration for the entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, and visited the area in 2016, meeting with Saudi professionals.

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Let Me Entertain You: Saudi Arabia’s New Enthusiasm for Fun

Social outings with mixed genders, open cinemas, and performing arts represent a dramatic reversal from the past when Saudis pursued their amusements in private or abroad. What explains the government’s new enthusiasm for fun?

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Bisklayta: Pedaling through Hurdles in Saudi Arabia

Nadeemah Abulaynain started riding her bicycle in her Jeddah neighborhood and, through Instagram, slowly attracted other women to join her.

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Media, Youth, and the New Saudi Arabia

The stunning arrest of dozens of prominent princes, ministers, and businessmen once thought untouchable, and indications of a broadening campaign against corruption, raise fundamental questions about the future direction of Saudi Arabia.

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The Saudi Cultural Revolution

The arrests of 11 princes and numerous prominent political and business personalities in Saudi Arabia this week might best be described as a frontal attack on the existing order of business among Saudi elites.

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Petro Diplomacy: Navigating the New Oil Era

On September 25, 2017, speakers and discussants from the oil industry, finance, government, and academia convened in Washington to examine the challenges of navigating the new oil era at the third annual Petro Diplomacy conference.

Nostalgia for the Past: Saudis Lead Revival in Board Games

In an age when the virtual world is becoming increasingly dominant, a culture of board games and nonvirtual games is flourishing in Saudi Arabia.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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