History of Saudi Arabia

National Day 2013

National Day 2013

“Saudis across the Kingdom celebrated the 83rd National Day on Monday with pomp and pageantry as they remembered the remarkable endeavors made by King Abdul Aziz and his soldiers to unify the Kingdom.”

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AUSPC 2012 Keynote: Prince Turki Al-Faisal

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has traveled down a long road to modernity in a very short period of time and Prince Turki Al-Faisal introduced the participants at the Arab-US Policymakers Conference to a concise history of the journey. In his keynote remarks at the 21st AUSPC in Washington last week, Prince Turki, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States, further addressed the challenges facing the Kingdom and the problem of “how to reconcile the seemingly contradictory forces for reform and development with the traditional status quo beneficiaries seeing all innovation as a threat to identity and well-being.” He reviewed domestic issues that have faced Saudi rulers and discussed the economic, social and political reform program that emerged in 1992 as well as the necessity for modernization to account for the defense of a state from outside security threats. Prince Turki concluded his remarks by tackling the question of how well has Saudi Arabia done for its people?

Commodore Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, Royal Saudi Navy (Retired)

Commentary | The Legacy of Saudi Aviation – Mulhim

Dhahran International Airport, Pan American Airways and Trans World Airlines had a share of the biggest impact and influence on the history of civil aviation in Saudi Arabia and the world. The three wrote the most beautiful history books about civil aviation. But, sadly, the three ended up in the history books and archives of civil aviation.

Commodore Abdulateef Al-Mulhim, Royal Saudi Navy (Retired)

Commentary | The Eastern Province, Land of Opportunities – Mulhim

Saudi Arabia consists of 13 provinces of which the Eastern Province is the largest in terms of area, with a population of about four million. It covers an area of about 260,000 square miles and is almost as large as the US state of Texas. The capital of the province is Dammam, where the office of governor Prince Mohammad bin Fahd is situated. The young prince was educated in the West and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he majored in economics and political science.

Eyewitness to Historic Navy Mission to Jeddah

Eyewitness to Historic Navy Mission to Jeddah

Editor’s Note: This month marks the 65th anniversary of a landmark meeting between King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt onboard the U.S. Navy cruiser Quincy in the Great Bitter Lake segment of the Suez Canal.  The February 14, 1945 meeting was the first face-to-face contact between top American and Saudi […]