Columns

Despite all the talk of diversifying economies, the Gulf states remain hooked on oil and gas even as temperatures in the Middle East are rising

Kieran Cooke

To fully appreciate the hypocrisy of the current hullabaloo over Iranian armaments and alleged nuclear ambitions, it's instructive to revisit the era of America's favourite Shah

Belen Fernandez

The launch of a single missile portends an escalation of the Saudi-Iranian proxy war in Yemen and perhaps the region

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

The Saudi crown prince's imaginary history of the kingdom is meant to justify repressive measures

Basheer Nafi

Netanyahu's new alliance with Saudi Arabia's crown prince might provide the military punch he needs to forge a successful series of attacks on regional enemies

Richard Silverstein

The Lebanese prime minister's resignation from Riyadh sparks much speculation about Saudi Arabia's intentions in Lebanon

Lina Khatib

What is going on in Saudi Arabia is a political struggle for the throne and not an anti-corruption drive

MEE correspondent

It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that Hariri's resignation, the Saudi purge, and the Houthi missile fired at Riyadh are interconnected

David Hearst

Saudi Arabia had always been ruled by multiple fiefdoms of senior princes but Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is truly making it now his own playground

Madawi Al-Rasheed

The international development secretary's secret meetings in Israel trigger serious questions for any UK prime minister with a sense of integrity

Peter Oborne