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Leadership in the Kingdom
04/09/2009

Leadership in the Kingdom

The Saudi royal decree that announced Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz as Second Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom late last month indicated it was “made in the interest of the public good” without further comment. To put this important story in context SUSRIS called on Jean-François Seznec, Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University, for his perspective on the timing and significance of Prince Nayef’s elevation.

US-Gulf Relations Post-Election
01/10/2009

US-Gulf Relations Post-Election

The relationships between the United States and the GCC were explored in a two-day conference, the 2009 Gulf Forum, held in Riyadh on January 6-7, 2009. SUSRIS provided the opening remarks of Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center which organized the conference in cooperation with the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia’s 2009 Budget – Analysis
12/23/2008

Saudi Arabia’s 2009 Budget – Analysis

Editor’s Note: King Abdullah presented the Kingdom’s 2009 budget yesterday. It will be the largest budget in Saudi Arabia’s history with $126.7 billion in expenditures based on revenues of $109.3 billion and a deficit of $17.3 billion. The 2009 budget, according to a Saudi Gazette report, “will continue to focus on: optimizing use of available […]

Saudi Arabia’s 2009 Budget: Jadwa’s Forecast
12/23/2008

Saudi Arabia’s 2009 Budget: Jadwa’s Forecast

Editor’s Note: King Abdullah presented the Kingdom’s 2009 budget yesterday. It will be the largest budget in Saudi Arabia’s history with $126.7 billion in expenditures based on revenues of $109.3 billion and a deficit of $17.3 billion. The 2009 budget, according to a Saudi Gazette report, “will continue to focus on: optimizing use of available […]

Election 2008: Arab World Views (AUSPC 2008) Media Panel (Part 2)
12/19/2008

Election 2008: Arab World Views (AUSPC 2008) Media Panel (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: Each fall the National Council on US-Arab Relations brings together a distinguished group of diplomats, government officials, business people, military officials, scholars and others to tackle the thorny issues surrounding US-Arab relations. SUSRIS has provided AUSPC speakers’ remarks, which touch on the Saudi-US relationship, to you for over the last five years. In […]

Saudi Students at Tennessee Tech: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Bell
12/02/2008

Saudi Students at Tennessee Tech: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Bell

Editors Note: Tennessee Technological University is a school of about 10,000 students in the town of Cookeville, in Tennessee’s Upper Cumberland region. It is the state’s only technological university and provides outstanding programs in engineering, the sciences, and other areas that benefit Tennesseans and the nation. Tech offers 44 bachelor’s and 20 graduate degrees within […]

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