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February 2, 2024
In Chatham House: The Gulf States Have the Power to Revive Two-state Solution

“Clearly, the Saudis are now going to demand a very high price in terms of meaningful concessions towards Palestinians. Netanyahu is not going to want to do that at all,” said Coates Ulrichsen. “But there is an opportunity for [Saudi Crown Prince] Mohammed bin Salman to position himself as the man who got the Palestinians their state – if he can do it. He knows that the Israelis and the US, especially the US, really want normalization to happen, regardless of whether it is Biden or Trump again.”

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January 25, 2024
In France 24: Saudi Debates First Alcohol Shop

As Saudi Arabia introduces policy that will allow its first alcohol shop and says its goal is “to counter the illicit trade of alcohol goods and products received by diplomatic missions,” Coates Ulrichsen said the framing of this news “is likely intended to send a subtle message that change may be on the way, but that the process will be incremental and tightly controlled.”

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