President Obama’s recently concluded visit to Riyadh – his second as President – comes at a pivotal time in U.S.-Saudi relations. With the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program the big topics discussed between the two leaders, the … Continue reading →
The U.S. Energy Department said imports from OPEC increased year-on-year, with Saudi Arabia accounting for the bulk of additional oil. While oil production from the United States has increased, the data show the global market is still interconnected.
Life in Saudi Arabia
Editor in Chief Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi was visibly unhappy. He called in all the senior editors and reporters and issued a sharp diktat: “We need to focus on what’s happening here and now, in this country. We are this country’s … Continue reading →
In December the MEPC named Ford Fraker its new president. Board Chairman Omar Kader noted at the time that, “We believe that the Ambassador’s unique appreciation for U.S. national interests in the Middle East — as a banker, Ambassador and … Continue reading →