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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... maintained close relations with Lebanese businessmen, Saudi Arabia relied mainly on Hariri and other less prominent men to represent its interests in Lebanon ( Baumann 2016 , 27 ) . Hariri’s connections to the Saudi royal family granted him commercial advantages, but not yet political power. However...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12139–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.121003
Published: 01 March 2019
... to employ his important power resources. The most notable was his immense fortune, augmented by his notable prestige, a by-product of his important charity work. His international alliances were also consequential; he was a confidant of the Saudi royal family, a friend of Jacques Chirac and other...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113113–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113006
Published: 03 September 2018
... Riyadh government recalled its ambassador from Doha in 2002 as a reaction to criticism of the Saudi royal family expressed by Saudi dissidents on Al Jazeera—a state-funded media network in Qatar. In addition, the Riyadh government in 2006 withdrew its consent for Doha’s project to construct a gas...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2018; 113135–154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2018.113007
Published: 03 September 2018
... of both royal families and senior figures in both governments reflect the deep ties between both countries. Recent mutual visits include the visit of Prince Charles to the UAE in November 2016, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 104522–536 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1399640
Published: 01 October 2017
... diplomatic, security and economic guarantees that can be relied upon for survival if threatened. The UAE is part of the regional bloc of the GCC established in 1981 to foster greater economic, social and security cooperation. The membership of the GCC com- prises six Arab countries: Saudi Arabia, the UAE...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103459–470 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1355095
Published: 01 July 2017
... Lebanon in preserving the common Arab interests in the Levant (Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, London, 17 November 2016). Aoun also received a congratulatory message from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz with an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia. Governor of Makkah Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz who delivered...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 102314–320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1311103
Published: 01 April 2017
... establishing a central government in both countries manages things fairly )Akhbar Al-Khaleej, Manama, 11 September 2016). . Congress voted overwhelmingly to override President Barack Obama s veto of legislation that would allow 9/11 victims families to sue the Saudi Arabian government over its alleged...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 102286–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1244902
Published: 01 April 2017
... which it shares a land boundary of 60 km and strong religious affinities given that both ruling families adhere to the Wahhabi interpretation of Islam. In 1982, Qatar signed a bilateral defence agreement with Saudi Arabia which gave it at that time the much needed assurance and confidence with regard...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 10132–50 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1279386
Published: 01 January 2017
... MB. The MB s success was viewed as a victory for Iran in light of the Shiite sect of Islam and the waning power of Saudi Arabia s Sunnis in their contest for regional dominance. This was even evident in the two countries (Saudi Arabia and UAE) invasion of Bahrain to support that country s royal...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94596–606 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1238110
Published: 01 October 2016
... Saudi standards, was in January 2015 also named Chief of the royal court, a position wielding huge influence as it controls access to his father s palace, but left this post in April 2015. Muhammad bin Nayef was considered as having emerged as the most powerful figure during the first stage of the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94523–535 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1241531
Published: 01 October 2016
..., specializations and the points of articulation between them. 22. Al-Jami is a founder of the contemporary salafist movement which came into existence in Saudi Arabia and calls for obedience to the de facto rulers (i.e., the Saudi royal family) while rejecting opposing political work as well as opposition...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94577–595 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1250361
Published: 01 October 2016
..., she announced on Twitter that she was leaving for Syria and that she had adopted the nickname Sister of Jalbeeb .11 The following year, her husband and father also left for Syria to join ISIS.12 The history of the family reveals that her husband was detained by the Saudi government for his radical...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93445–460 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1189108
Published: 01 July 2016
... Allegiance Commission Law (ACL) announced the formation of hai at al-bay ah (Allegiance Council) which consisted of all living male heirs of ibn Saud or their male representatives if they are deceased, medically unfit or unwilling to join (Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia (RESA), Washington, DC 2006). The king...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 94607–621 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1218189
Published: 01 October 2016
... is maintained by the Royal Oman Police (ROP), and applying for and the processing of visas, which is done via the online portal maintained by the ROP. Shedding a light on the opportunities and challenges in effecting the integration of Big and Open Data in the context of the four case studies, the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 9113–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1118229
Published: 01 January 2016
... installations and support the royal household in the event of dissent in other military units.5 A tribal battalion often has a military head belonging to another tribe or recruited from among the non-tribal population of the cities and towns, who are known for their historical loyalty to the Saudi ruling family...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92252–281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1157985
Published: 01 April 2016
... revenues (al-Yousef 2004). Over the last forty years since the establishment of these states, the ruling families have been skimming off sums from the public revenues, and this royal excise manifests in the disparity between the figures for petroleum exports of the state and the public budgets in what...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 91147–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1121613
Published: 01 January 2016
... Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibility for the attack (Al-Hayat, Beirut, 20 July 2015). Riyadh . The Saudi royal court mourned former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal who died at the age of 75 years (Akhbar Al-Khaleej, Manama, 11 July 2015). . The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that it...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 9168–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1121647
Published: 01 January 2016
... case of Arab lobbying: the AWACS sale In the case of the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) sale, the Saudis were able to win, despite strong opposition from the pro-Israel lobby, by virtue of orchestrating a constituency in support of the sale. The Saudis were successful because they had a...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 84553–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1081344
Published: 01 October 2015
... rising foreign immigration. In Saudi Arabia the royal family controls the reins of power by hereditary rule and imposes its influence on state institutions (Al-Rumayhi 1997; Alhaj 2000). The religious scholars and shaykhs are the proponents of the Islamic law (shar ia). Their function is to apply this...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 9149–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1118913
Published: 01 January 2016
... from the executive authority and elected municipal councils were set up in all of the provinces of the sultanate. The reforms of 2011 In this section, these reforms will be looked at in some detail. Constitutional change Amid the deluge of protests, the sultan issued a royal decree that ordered the...