The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MbS
Opinion

The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MbS

Amid a chorus of condemnation directed against his leadership following the slaying of controversial journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – popularly known by the moniker MbS – condemned Khashoggi’s murder in no uncertain terms on Wednesday, calling the deed a “heinous crime that cannot be justified” and promising “justice” for those…

The Uncertainty Around Aramco Deal Is a Sign of Saudi Dysfunction
Opinion

The Uncertainty Around Aramco Deal Is a Sign of Saudi Dysfunction

The apparent delay in the sale of Saudi Arabia’s mammoth-sized oil firm Aramco is a symptom of dysfunctional government, analysts say. It is just one example of bizarreness emanating from the kingdom, which says it wants to unhook its economy from oil dependence. Earlier this month, a slew of conflicting reports broke claiming that the…

Will Saudi Arabia be the Answer to Israel’s Gas Conundrums?
Opinion

Will Saudi Arabia be the Answer to Israel’s Gas Conundrums?

About 80 kilometers off the coast of Haifa in Israel, a string of rigs, platforms and pipelines now work day and night, extracting natural gas from one of the largest reservoirs in the Eastern Mediterranean. This resource, known as the Tamar Field, now powers businesses and homes throughout Israel. It has helped the country approach…