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Supplementary conference reading material

Can Saudi Arabia lead the Gulf to a knowledge economy and a sustainable and stable future?

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Please note that this is not a recommended reading list produced by the Ditchley Foundation.

Conference participants are invited to recommend pre-conference reading materials relevant to the topic of this conference, and we are happy to post links to the items here for your reference. 


Paul B. Stares and Helia Ighani: How stable is Saudi Arabia? Council on Foreign Relations, 15 May 2017


Al Arabiya English: Mohammed Bin Salman interview, 3 May 2017


Jamal Abdullah: Analysis: GCC 'ambiguous' about Russia in Syria. AlJazeera, 12 November 2015


Jamal Abdullah: Japanese–Gulf Relations: What’s next after Energy? AlJazeera Centre for Studies, 5 November, 2015


Jamal Abdullah: Analysis: How will the GCC react to Iran nuclear deal? AlJazeera, 29 June, 2015


Jamal Abdullah: Geopolitical context of Operation Decisive Storm and GCC states’ attitudes toward it. AlJazeera Center for Studies, 30 April 2015


Jamal Abdullah: The Shale Gas Revolution and its Impact on the GCC Economy. AlJazeera Centre for Studies, 13 November 2013


Simon Henderson: Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, One Year On, 24 April 2017


Simon Henderson: The Power Struggle for the Throne and the Saudi 'Reset' with Trump. Foreign Policy, 22 March 2017


Alan Livsey: Lex in depth: The $2tn Saudi Aramco question. Financial Times, 3 April, 2017 (article behind pay-wall, or locatable via a browser.)


Madawi Al-Rasheed: Is it always good to be the King? Saudi regime resilience after the 2011 Arab popular uprisings. LSE Middle East Centre Paper Series - 12, December 2015


Madawi Al-Rasheed: Saudi Arabia: running into the sand. Prospect Magazine, 12 October 2016


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