Saudi Arabia: Country Profile, Briefings, Latest Issues
Riyal or Riyals: Saudi Arabian Currency
Royal: Brief definition and history and exchange rate of the Riyal, the Saudi Arabian currency.
Alwaleed bin Talal Pleads With His Own Saudi Arabia: Reform Before It's Too Late
Alwaleed bin Talal Abdulaziz al-Saud, one of the world's richest men, pleads with his own Saudi Arabia to reform politically before it's too late.
Iran and Saudi Arabia - Middle East Cold War
At its core, the Iranian-Saudi rivalry is about power and money: two oil-rich giants, vying for control of the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow water passage that accounts for almost 20% of all oil traded worldwide.
Is OPEC Still Relevant?
OPEC--the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries--is a cartel that aims to control oil prices and production. But political divisions are undercutting its power.
Saudi Arabia's Dismal Human Rights and Civil Liberties Record
Saudi Arabia's human rights record, along with its civil liberties record, continues to be dismal.
Saudi Arabia and the Financing iof Terrorism and Sunni Extremism Worldwide
Text of a secret cable on Saudi Arabia's financing of terrorist organizations and Sunni extremism worldwide. The cable was part of the Wikileaks document dump.
Royal Succession in Saudi Arabia
Succession issue the probably the single greatest threat to the unity of the royal family, in the one Arab monarchy most resistant to change. Are there any plans in place?
How Stable is Saudi Arabia?
Saudia Arabia faces at least five major challenges, that even the world's top oil exporter can't solve with money alone.