The Saudi Crown Prince Wants to Build a Trillion-Dollar Utopia in the Desert
"We're not yet seeing quite the same degree of sort of physical surveillance [in Saudi Arabia] as we've been seeing in China, for example, but China is working with the Saudis and other Gulf countries to start to implement that," nonresident fellow Annelle Sheline told Insider of China's involvement in Saudi's futuristic Neom project.
Iran, Azerbaijan Tensions Heighten Risks of Military Conflict
"If there is no middle ground solution and Baku tries to establish that corridor with the use of force, Iran will not be as passive as it was in 2020," fellow Mohammad Tabaar told Middle East Eye of the recent rising tensions between Baku and Yerevan. "This time it will act."
Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 'Satisfied' With Oil Cuts
"Saudi Arabia doesn't want to be losing market share in the big growth markets of Asia and trading them for stagnant to declining European markets," Center for Energy Studies fellow Jim Krane told Middle East Eye.
Mexico’s President Says the U.S. is Suffering From Moral Decay
As Mexican President López Obrador calls on the U.S. to address its "moral decay," attention turns to the forthcoming election. His tendency to recall past incidents fuels people to get "riled up for next year’s election,” Center for the U.S. and Mexico director Tony Payan said.
GOP Leaders say Harris County's Ballot Shortage was Targeted at Republicans
After some Harris County polling locations ran out of ballot paper on Election Day, several Republican candidates filed lawsuits challenging the results. Fellow Mark P. Jones said the challenge will be proving that people intended to vote but could not.