Tag: Vision 2030

Will ‘vision 2030’ prove to be a savior for the ailing...

Najma Minhas | The last couple of years have been testing times for the Saudi Arabian economy. Middle East’s “Desert Kingdom” has relied exclusively upon...

The Sochi Summit Was A Success, But Plenty Of Serious Challenges...

Andrew Korybko and Hamsa Haddad | President Rouhani’s visit to Sochi to meet with his Russian and Turkish counterparts is being hailed as a success...

Desert Kingdom in transition: Will Muhammad Bin Salman be the real...

News Analysis | In an interview with the Guardian, Saudi crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman said that he will return Saudi Arabia toward moderate Islam,...

Saudi Arabia to build $500 billion city in desert

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia intends to build a new futuristic city, a huge industrial zone in its northeast to integrate with regional economies -...

Saudi Arabia fires extremist Imams from Mosques and seminaries

News Analysis | In a bid to shed the image of Saudi state harboring extremists, Minister of Saudi Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said that Saudi...

Saudi women now allowed to issue Fatwas

News Analysis | In a historic decision passed by the Shura Council, Saudi cleric women are now authorized to issue Fatwas alongside their male counterparts. This extension...

Vision 2030 vs Saudi ultra-conservatives

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s lifting of a ban on women’s driving raises a host of questions that transcend the issue of women’s rights...

Saudi Arabia Eases restrictions on messaging apps, but WhatsApp and Viber...

Afef Abrougui |  After more than four years of heavy censorship, Saudi Arabia has eased restrictions on the use of internet-based call and messaging (VoIP) applications. In...

Prince Salman: An outlier in the conservative state

M. K. Bhadrakumar | The royal decree of June 21 by Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as the Crown Prince and next...

Ascendance of Prince Salman: Saudi Arabia’s rise or demise?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi King Salman’s appointment of his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as a crown prince at the expense of his nephew, Mohammed...

Mohammed bin Salman becomes the new Crown Prince: Expected divisions in...

Stephen Kalin and William Maclean | Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was elevated to Crown Prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in...

Pope Francis’ visit to Egypt: an attempt to resolve differences between...

James M. Dorsey | Billed as a bid to stimulate inter-faith dialogue, Pope Francis, on a visit to Egypt, is tiptoeing through a religious and...

Saudi ultra-conservatives take anti-reform stand on women’s sports

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s, ultra conservative, Shura or Advisory Council, in a sign that the kingdom is polarized over Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s...

Saudi needs Vision 2030 NOW: If it intends to survive in...

Saad Masood | Recently it was announced that Saudi Arabia generated a fiscal deficit of about $ 85 billion in the year 2016, which was...

Saudi Women take baby steps in Gym life under Al-Saud’s watchful...

James M. Dorsey | A Saudi decision to license within weeks the kingdom’s first women-only gyms constitutes progress in a country in which women’s rights...

The year Saudi Arabia wants to forget

Saudi Arabia had a bad 2016. Only in the second year of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud's rule, the kingdom faced low oil...

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