Ali Shihabi is the executive director of the Arabia Foundation (www.ArabiaFoundation.org), a Washington, DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics of the Arabian Peninsula.
Jun 21, 2017
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s appointment is chance to re-set US relations following nadir of the Obama administration
Mohammed bin Salman’s selection as crown prince to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is a positive move for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi relations.
May 19, 2017
As custodian of Islam’s holiest sites, Mecca and Medina, and as leader of the 41-nation Islamic coalition established to combat terror, Saudi Arabia is on the front line of the global fight against radical jihadi terrorism.
May 05, 2017
President Trump just announced that Saudi Arabia will be the first foreign country he visits as president.
Mar 14, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s young and dynamic Deputy Crown Prince, son of King Salman, arrives in Washington this week. While he's here, he’ll seek to both reaffirm the strong security alliance with America and to impart a powerful message of how the Kingdom is changing.
Mar 03, 2017
The Trump presidency was just days old when it recorded its first US combat casualty. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens—a Navy SEAL, Illinois native, and father of four—died of wounds sustained in a firefight during a raid on an al-Qaeda compound in Yemen.