Writings by Topic: Saudi Arabia

Middle East Forum Blog
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The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is Sham Legislation May 28, 2016
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Cairo and Riyadh, Vying for Leadership Middle East Quarterly Spring 2019
Mecca and Medina, Sacred Sites or Development Engines? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2019
U.S. Islamists Cry Martyr The American Spectator February 7, 2019
How Twitter Saved Life of Saudi Rebel Who Rejected Islam Toronto Sun January 8, 2019
Turkey and Qatar: An Alliance Under the Saudi Sword Gatestone Institute October 29, 2018
Leveraging Murder for Political Ambition: The Turkish and Qatari Way Jerusalem Post October 27, 2018
To Atone for Khashoggi's Death, Saudi Arabia Should Stop Persecuting Dissidents The Federalist October 24, 2018
The Whitewashing of Jamal Khashoggi, Friend of Osama Bin Laden Jewish News Syndicate October 23, 2018
CAIR Calls for Inclusion, Except for Critics The Algemeiner October 22, 2018
Reign of Terror in Saudi Arabia Toronto Sun October 16, 2018
Good Riddance to Our Ties with Saudi Arabia Toronto Sun August 7, 2018
Saudi Arabia and Canada: Why Is the Kingdom Losing Support in the West? Jerusalem Post August 6, 2018
Liberalism In The Middle East: An Irreversible Trend World Affairs Journal June 6, 2018
What Will Middle East Studies Do without Alwaleed bin Talal? The Jerusalem Post March 21, 2018
What a Crown Prince Wants The New Republic March 20, 2018
The Saudi Arabia-Middle East Studies Love Affair Is Over New English Review March 19, 2018
Erdogan's Unrequited Arab Love Gatestone Institute March 18, 2018
"Un-Brotherly" Saudi-Emirati Ties Middle East Quarterly Spring 2018
The U.S. Must Rethink Its Yemen Policy The American Spectator November 24, 2017
For Saudi Arabia, All Politics Is Local Stratfor Worldview November 22, 2017
Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East Foreign Policy November 21, 2017
A New York IPO for Saudi Aramco Forces Americans to Collude with a Cartel CNBC November 17, 2017
Is Lebanon's Prime Minister a Saudi Hostage? World Affairs Journal November 13, 2017
Saudi Arabia's Strategic Miscalculation in Yemen Stratfor Worldview November 10, 2017
Saudi-Exported Koran Fuels Islamic Extremism Quadrant November 2, 2017
How a TV Station Put Qatar on the Map Stratfor Worldview October 1, 2017
Keep OPEC out of Wall Street IAGS Journal of Energy Security July 19, 2017
The Peril of Saudi Expansion in the Gulf of Aqaba American Thinker June 26, 2017
A Pro-American Arab Alliance that Fights? The Jerusalem Post June 9, 2017
Trump Told the Truth in Saudi Arabia (If Not the Whole Truth) Fox News May 24, 2017
Trump's Saudi Speech: Pretty Good National Review Online May 21, 2017
Only Washington Can Forge a Moderate Mideast Axis The Jerusalem Post February 4, 2017
Saudi Arabia's Flawed "Vision 2030" Middle East Quarterly Winter 2017
Trump's Choices in the Middle East The Boston Globe December 8, 2016
Western Leaders: Pressure Saudis to Give Christians Religious Rights The Hill November 1, 2016
Israel and the Alliance of the Imperiled The Jewish Advocate August 26, 2016
No Saudi Money for American Mosques The Hill August 22, 2016
How Muslims Justify Killing Other Muslims in Islam's Name PJ Media August 3, 2016
No Saudi Surprises in 9/11 Commission's '28 Pages' The Huffington Post July 20, 2016
Saudis Announce a Turn Away from Wahhabi Cultural Vandalism The Weekly Standard July 19, 2016
Why Islamists (Occasionally) Desecrate Islamic Holy Sites The Toronto Sun July 5, 2016
Religious Intolerance in the Gulf States Middle East Quarterly Summer 2016
The Saudi Solution The Washington Times May 18, 2016
Saudi Lies, Harsh Truths about ISIS FrontPage Magazine May 11, 2016
Islamapologists Shouldn't Point Fingers The Toronto Sun May 3, 2016
Gulf Arab States Close Doors to Syrian Refugees Breitbart March 31, 2016
Saudi Arabia and Turkey Are Walking into a Trap The Gatestone Institute February 16, 2016
China's New Grand Strategy for the Middle East Foreign Policy February 5, 2016
Hating Americans Is Official Saudi and Qatari Policy The Daily Caller January 18, 2016
Teheran vs. Riyadh The Jerusalem Post January 8, 2016
Saudi Barbarity, Iranian Hypocrisy The Toronto Sun January 5, 2016
Is the Saudi Monarchy on Its Last Legs? Asia Times January 3, 2016
Is It Iran's Middle East Now? Fathom Autumn 2015
Cheap Oil Puts the House of Saud at Risk Asia Times October 22, 2015
Why Assad, Rouhani, and Erdogan Should Change Careers Hürriyet Daily News October 2, 2015
Saudi Arabia is Not Our Friend The Toronto Sun September 29, 2015
Middle East Provocations and Predictions The Mackenzie Institute September 9, 2015
Who is to Blame for the Drowning of Alan Kurdi? The Toronto Sun September 3, 2015
Saudi Arabia to West: Improve Your Human Rights Record FrontPage Magazine August 18, 2015
Rival Peace Plans Won't Save Syria The Jerusalem Post August 14, 2015
Introduction to "Nothing Abides" July 28, 2015
Sunni Arabs: Iran Deal Opens the 'Gates of Evil' The Jerusalem Post July 18, 2015
Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi: 'I Say What I think' The Huffington Post July 8, 2015
Erdogan's Fake Campaign to Save Morsi The Gatestone Institute June 25, 2015
The Saudis' Strategic Wheat Reserve Middle East Quarterly Summer 2015
A Turkish-Saudi Military Offensive in Syria? The Gatestone Institute May 10, 2015
Saudi King Salman Shuffles the Deck The Weekly Standard April 30, 2015
A New Chapter in the Sunni-Shiite War The Jerusalem Post April 4, 2015
Backgrounder: Iran Nuclear Negotiations April 3, 2015
Backgrounder: Arab Intervention in Yemen April 3, 2015
Saudi Arabia is Fooling the West in Yemen The Toronto Sun March 31, 2015
The Middle Eastern Metternichs of Riyadh Asia Times Online March 29, 2015
Zakir Naik: A Saudi-backed Radical Islamic Televangelist The Huffington Post March 27, 2015
Obama Administration Missteps Crown Iran as Regional Hegemon PJ Media March 16, 2015
What Obama Can Learn about Radical Islam from New Saudi King The Weekly Standard March 5, 2015
Can Saudi Arabia Feed Its People? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2015
When Saudi-backed Terrorists Come Home to Roost PJ Media February 16, 2015
Sorting Out the Saudi Succession The Weekly Standard February 3, 2015
The Greatest Threat in Syria Comes from Iran Israel Hayom February 1, 2015
The Real Fight Against ISIS Begins in Saudi Arabia The Toronto Sun January 27, 2015
Ridiculing Islam Starts at Home Hürriyet Daily News January 7, 2015
Saudi Clerics Fight for the Right to Marry Children Veritas International Enterprise December 30, 2014
Teenage Saudi Girl Won't Have to Marry 90-Year-Old Breitbart November 14, 2014
Saudi Shuffle The Jerusalem Post May 22, 2014
Shifting Mideast Sands Reveal New Alliances PJ Media March 14, 2014
Bandar bin Sultan's Botched Syrian Intervention Middle East Quarterly Winter 2014
Saudis Bristle at Obama's Outreach to Iran The Washington Times December 3, 2013
Fear and loathing in Riyadh The Jerusalem Post November 16, 2013
Questioning Riyadh's Nuclear Rationale Middle East Quarterly Spring 2013
Will Riyadh Get the Bomb? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2013
Saudi Hypocrisy At Its Best FrontPageMagazine.com February 8, 2013
Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for "Destruction of All Churches in Region" Jihad Watch March 14, 2012
Riyadh Enters the Yemen-Huthi Fray Middle East Quarterly Winter 2012
The Coming Collapse of Yemen The American Spectator December 27, 2011
Is Saudi Arabia Opening Up? National Review Online January 4, 2011
Some Common Sense in Egypt and Saudi Arabia Jerusalem Post December 23, 2009
A Saudi View of Orientalism Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009
A Saudi Prince's Threat to the Obama Administration FrontPageMagazine.com January 26, 2009
Real Talk? National Review Online April 1, 2008
Dissident Watch: Abdul Rahman al-Lahim Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
What Influence Does Saudi Money Buy? Jewish Exponent January 17, 2008
Saudi Arabian Airlines Cleans Up Its Act FrontPageMagazine.com August 31, 2007
Uniting to Exclude Saudi Arabian Airlines New York Sun August 21, 2007
Saudi Arabia in Books Middle East Quarterly Spring 2007
Saudi Arabia Woos China and India Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
Al-Qaeda's Saudi Origins Middle East Quarterly Fall 2006
Does Saudi Arabia Fund Terrorism? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
Has the Saudi Kingdom Reformed? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2006
Dissident Watch: Sami Angawi Middle East Quarterly Winter 2006
Arabian Sex Tourism FrontPageMagazine.com October 7, 2005
Saudis Import Slaves to America New York Sun June 16, 2005
Might the Saudis Blow Up Their Oil Infrastructure? Huffington Post May 9, 2005
[The Abu Ali Case and] Balancing Liberties, Security New York Sun March 1, 2005
Who Undercut Ambassador Horan? Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
Providing Arms Middle East Quarterly Spring 2005
[Freedom House report on] Saudi Venom in U.S. Mosques New York Sun February 1, 2005
The Saudis' Covert P.R. Campaign New York Sun August 10, 2004
[Abdurahman Alamoudi:] Qaddafi's American Hit Man? FrontPageMagazine.com June 10, 2004
[Khobar Rampage:] "Don't Be Afraid, We Won't Kill Muslims" New York Sun June 8, 2004
Support the lesser evil [in Saudi Arabia] The Australian May 31, 2004
A Saudi Education, Right Here at Home National Review Online June 19, 2003
Arabia's Civil War Wall Street Journal Europe May 14, 2003
U.S. Department of State: Marriage to Saudis Middle East Quarterly Winter 2003
The Scandal of U.S.-Saudi Relations National Interest Winter 2002/03
What Riyadh Buys [in Washington] New York Post December 11, 2002
Government for Sale [to the Saudis] New York Post December 3, 2002
[Saudi Arabia:] Not Friend or Foe New York Post May 14, 2002
Make the Saudis Pay for Terror New York Post April 15, 2002
Sue the Saudis New York Post February 18, 2002
How Important is Saudi Oil? Middle East Quarterly March 2000
The Power of Saudi Arabia's Islamic Leaders Middle East Quarterly September 1999
Diplomatic Immunity for Couriers Middle East Quarterly September 1998
Mohammed Al Khilewi: "Saudi Arabia Is Trying to Kill Me" Middle East Quarterly September 1998
Appeasing the Saudis Middle East Quarterly March 1996
MEF in the Media
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Gregg Roman on the Rift between Qatar and the Arab Gulf States I24News June 6, 2017
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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MEF Sentry Radio: Iran Penetrates Latin America / Khashoggi Reveals Saudi Arabia (Ep. 12) October 17, 2018
The Saudi/Iranian Tug-of-War MEF Wire February 16, 2016
The Saudi-Iranian Proxy War in Yemen MEF Wire April 30, 2015
Geneva's Impact on Saudi Arabia MEF Wire December 17, 2013
Saudi Abductions and the Betrayal of American Families MEF Wire May 20, 2003
The Saudi State and Terrorism MEF Wire April 4, 2003
Saudi Arabia and the Rise of the Wahhabi Threat MEF Wire February 27, 2003
Saudi Arabia's Links to Terrorism MEF Wire November 19, 2002