Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum

Saudi Arabia and Israel - Let's Not Get Carried Away

There is much speculation on a warming of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel in the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal. However, the Saudi royal family is more likely to draw closer to Iran than to Israel. , 12/18/2013, 2:51 PM

Saudi Succession and Stability: How it Works

Smooth succession is crucial to the stability of the Saudi oil state. Thus far, there are no signs of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ spreading to Saudi Arabia. The writer explains how this is managed. , 11/8/2011, 8:38 AM

2 Steps Forward, 1 Back: Women's Rights in S. Arabia

Saudi Arabia has felt the demands for change in the Arab world. On September 25, King Abdullah announced that women would gain some rights. Another instance of the kingdom’s "two steps forward, one step back" reform policy? , 10/11/2011, 8:15 AM

Gulf Monarchies Face Arab Spring

For the monarchies of the GCC the "Arab Spring” offers little promise. The threat from Iran as well as the lack of confidence in US support gives the Gulf states much to fear and has imbued the GCC with newfound unity and purpose, 6/16/2011, 11:58 AM