Author: Bernard Haykel

US President Barack Obama at the Gulf Co-operation Summit in Riyadh on 21.04.2016 (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi-US relations

Chilly diplomacy

World map showing the Middle East (source: Deutsche Welle)

Iran-Saudi conflict

The Middle East′s Cold War

King Abdulllah of Saudi Arabia (photo: dpa)

Saudi Arabia versus the Arab Spring

Stability at All Costs