Papers & Articles

  • “India’s Energy Needs and the Arab/Persian Gulf,” The Atlantic Council, January 6, 2017. Link here.
  • “The End of Saudi Arabia’s Addiction to Oil: Downstream Industrial Development,” The Atlantic Council, January 6, 2017. Link here.
  • “Saudi Arabia’s sell-off of Aramco Risk or Opportunity?” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, November 1, 2016. Link here.
  • “Playing Chicken at OPEC,” The Mark News, May 26, 2016. Link here.
  • “A New Saudi Oil Minister: Tactical Continuation, Strategic Revolution,” The Atlantic Council, May 13, 2016. Link here.
  • “The Lack of Trust,” The Cipher Brief, May 10, 2016. Link here.
  • “US-GCC Ties Need to Expand Beyond Oil,” The Atlantic Council, April 22, 2016. Link here.
  • “Saudi Energy Changes: The End of the Rentier State,” The Atlantic Council Policy Brief, March 24, 2016. Link here.
  • “What Will It Take to Push Iran and Saudi Arabia to Talk?,” with Samer Mosis, Lobelog, March 21, 2016. Link here.
  • “Privatization of Saudi Aramco: A Path to Good Governance?,” The Atlantic Council, January 11, 2016. Link here.
  • “Saudi Executions: A Trap for Washington?,” LobeLog, January 5, 2016. Link here.
  • “Crude Oil for Natural Gas: Prospects for Iran-Saudi Reconciliation,” The Atlantic Council, October 13, 2015. Link here.
  • “The Zohr Gas Field: A Boon for Egypt,” with Samer Mosis, The Middle East Institute, September 9, 2015. Link here.
  • “L’Arabie saoudite, l’Iran et Daech: un objectif de trop.” Outre-Terre 3 (2015): 316-320. Link here.
  • “Developments in Conventional Oil Supply,” Presentation Paper for the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies, June 1, 2015 Link here.
  • “Restructuring the oil sector in Saudi Arabia,” The Arab Weekly, June 6, 2015. Link here.
  • “The Impact of the Restructuring of the Oil Sector in Saudi Arabia,” The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, May 28, 2015. Link here
    • “Re: Changes in Saudi Arabia,” Entry in Gulf/2000, Columbia SIPA May 5, 2015. Link here.
    • “Can the Gulf Survive a Long-Term Decline in Oil Prices?,” lecture delivered at the University of Chicago, April 11, 2015. Link here.
    • “Saudi Arabia vs. Iran and the Role of the USA.” part of the series The Iranian Nuclear Controversy: Regional Aspects, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, (December, 2013). Link here.
    • “Il ritmo lento del cambiamento.” Aspenia, the Italian journal of the Aspen Institute, No. 60 (May 2013), 96-103. Link here.
    • “Iraq, the KRG, Oil, and the Revision of Borders.Middle East Insight, Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore, May 2013. Link here.
    • “On Bahrain.” Program News, The Stimson Center, 1 April 2013. Link here.
    • “Is Reconciliation in Bahrain Possible?” Middle East Institute, online publication, 20 March 2012. Link here.
    • “La révolte arabe et le vide géopolitique en Arabie saoudite.” Outre-Terre 3 (2011): 489-492. Link here.
    • “China and the Gulf in 2010: A Political Economic Survey.” in China and the Persian Gulf: Implications for the United States, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Asia Program, 2011. Full Publication Here.
    • “La révolte arabe et le vide géopolitique en Arabie saoudite. Outre-Terre, Paris, No. 29 (November 2011). View here.
    • “Saudi Arabia Strikes Back.” Foreign Policy, 14 March 2011. Link here.
    • “The Center or Bust: Will the Various Forces in Bahrain Finally Compromise on a Centrist Approach to Power?” Jadaliyya, 8 March 2011. Link here.
    • “Crackdown in Bahrain.” Foreign Policy, 17 February 2011. Link here.
    • “Energy and Trade Relations between China and Saudi Arabia.” In The New Energy Silk Road, The Growing Asia-Middle East Energy Nexus, The National Bureau of Asian Research, Conference Report, October 2009. Link here.
    • “Industrialization Policy in the Gulf, MNA Knowledge and Learning.” Fast Brief, The World Bank, June 29, 2009. Link here.
  • “Market Economy Without Democracy in the Gulf.” eJournal, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs, Volume 13:6 (June 2008). Link here.
  • “The Gulf Sovereign Funds: Myths and Realities.Middle East Policy 15:2 (Summer 2008), 97-110. Link here.
    • “Financing Industrialization in the Arab-Persian Gulf.” Paper presented at the annual symposium of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University (March 2008). Published in 2009 in conference proceedings. Published version.
    • “The Magic Kingdom’s Wild New Ride.Foreign Policy, 19 June 2007. Co-authored with Afshin Molavi. Link here.
    • “Industrialization in Saudi Arabia: A New Paradigm.” Bitterlemons-international.org, 21 September 2006. Link here.
    • “Synthetic Strategies,” an essay on Saudi Arabia’s Petrochemical Strategy. Worth Magazine 14:3 (March 2006). Link here.
    • “King Fahd’s Legacy. Opinion editorial for UPI and Washington Times, 8 August 2005. Link here.
    • “A Divorce on Grounds of Irreconcilable Differences: The US-Saudi Relationship,” an essay on Saudi Arabia. Harvard International Review.  Link here.
    • “Elections in Saudi Arabia.” Muslim World Insights, United States Institute of Peace (February 2005). Link here.
    • “Policy Making in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain: Personalities or Position.” Middle East Studies Association, November 2004.
      • “Saudi Arabia in 2004: Can It Survive the Terrorist Threat?” Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies, July 2004. Published in English and Spanish.
    • “Shifting Economic Sands.” An article on business in Iraq. Worth Magazine, April 2004.
    • “Parliaments and Proto-Parliaments in the Gulf Cooperation Council.” Paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association in Anchorage Alaska, November 2003.
    • The Saudi Arabian Military Forces under King Fahad bin AbdelAziz.” Magreb-Mashreq, Paris. Winter 2001-2002.
  • “Ethics, Islamic Banking and The Global Financial Market.” The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 23.1 (Spring, 1999). Link Here.

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