Well I think that the most important consideration is that to the extent ISIS, or the Islamic State, consolidates itself in Iraq it becomes a very powerful pole of attraction for Saudis who don’t like their government and who are … Continue reading →
There is no end in sight as Prime Minister Netanyahu stated: “We do not know when this operation will stop.” Over 185 Palestinians have been killed as Israelis pound what is described as the largest open prison camp.
From my point of view, the CMA’s announcement is a game-changer for the region. The US$745-billion1 Saudi economy dwarfs many others in the region, and its market is well-capitalized and mature. Trading liquidity in the Saudi Arabia stock market is … Continue reading →
Life in Saudi Arabia
Mater’s recent “Desert of Pharan” photography series focuses on the redevelopment of Mecca as it is turned into a luxury holy destination. His supersized images of the cranes and construction work threatening to overwhelm Islam’s holiest site were shown at … Continue reading →