Mr. Netanyahu: Iran is Not Just Your Enemy

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

There is one simple way to better understand the political dynamics of the Middle East: Don’t listen to what people say; watch what they do.

Speculating About Saudi Oil Policies

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Discussions and speculations about the Saudi energy sector never cease to stop. After a brief lull, the issues jump to fore for one reason or another.

MOH Needs A Major Reshuffle

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

The Ministry of Health needs a major reshuffle. Minister Ahmed Al-Khatib would do well to read Ali Musa’s column published last week in Al-Watan daily. 

If You Can’t Beat Them...

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

At the end of almost each fight or argument, young kids usually start blaming one another for the issue. They end up saying, “You started it.” Interestingly, sometimes adults also behave in this childish manner. 

Time-Tested Saudi-US Ties

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

In Saudi Arabia, we always jokingly say that American diplomats stationed in the Kingdom are so patriotic that they celebrate their country’s Independence Day four times each year — thrice in Saudi Arabia early during the year and once with everybody else in the United States on 4th of July. 

Current Wars in ME Are Different

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Few weeks ago, while I was visiting Washington, D.C., I received an email from a friend notifying me about a panel discussion hosted by the Middle East Policy Council.

Time to Overhaul Health Sector

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

The three-day C3 Saudi-US Healthcare Summit will begin on April 27 in Riyadh.

Don’t Take Jordan Lightly

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Sometimes during a war, one picture changes the flow of events and put an end to the war. 

Coping With Jet Lag and Sleepiness

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Few weeks ago, I planned a short trip to the American capital, Washington, D.C. and just a few days prior to my departure the China Central Television (CCTV) contacted me to participate in a television show to discuss Saudi Arabia.

Of Conspiracy Theories

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Observers may recall the mini-Iranian Spring that took place in Tehran in the early 1950s.

Time To Pay Attention To Sports

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

A few days ago, many Saudis and particularly the youth were seen discussing one issue very seriously.

Saudi Ministers Should Innovate and Be Role Models

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

The Cabinet change and the inclusion of 12 new ministers, appointment of new heads in various government directorates and support for the citizen was the talk of society. 

Another Smooth Transition

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ascended to the throne on Jan. 23.

Why is The Arab World in This Sorry State?

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

While sipping a cup of tea in a hotel in Calicut, Kerala, a state in India, I was approached by a group of young men and women from some Gulf countries who asked me to join their discussion. 

King Abdullah And The Genuine

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

In the early hours of Friday morning my wife called me on the phone and she was crying like a baby…Yes like a baby.

What We Can Learn From Finland?

What We Can Learn From Finland?

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

Until the 1970s, Finland had one of the most bureaucratic and centralized education systems in Europe. It was not because the Finnish people or the government lacked the will or desire for a better education system but because the country had limited natural resources

Bride of the Red Sea Gets a Precious ‘Jewel’

Bride of the Red Sea Gets a Precious ‘Jewel’

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

Al-jawhara in Arabic means jewel and this is exactly what Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah wanted to give the Saudi youth, a state-of- the-art football stadium at King Abdullah Sports City, which the Saudis named Al-Jawhar