Nine Golden Years of Prosperity and Stability

Nine Golden Years of Prosperity and Stability

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

Saturday marked the 9th anniversary of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s accession to the throne and pledging of allegiance to him.

A Day at an American University

A Day at an American University

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

A few months ago, I received an invitation to lecture at Bridgewater University, which is located in the suburbs of Boston. The visit, though brief, brought back many memories. Last year, the National Council on US-Arab Relations had organized a forum in Washington, D.C.

Hajer Club and the Palm Tree

Hajer Club and the Palm Tree

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

Hajer Football Club in Al-Ahsa is considered one of the oldest clubs in the Kingdom. And it is the first and probably the only sports club in the Kingdom that used the image of a plant on its badge. The club since its establishment around the year 1949 used the palm tree as its emblem.

A Wise Royal Move

A Wise Royal Move

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

On Feb. 23, 2013, my article titled “Saudi stability and royal succession” was published in Arab News. Truth be told, I wrote that article after reading several reports and commentaries on Saudi Arabia published in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Most of the material was produced by westerners or by analysts of this region but based in the West. Western media outlets carried those analyzes.

Jubail: Fishing Village to an Industrial City

Jubail: Fishing Village to an Industrial City

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

It was until 1975 that Jubail was a small fishing village. Commuting from Dammam to Jubail was time consuming and tiring. That small fishing village had very few inhabitants living in small houses dotted along the Arabian Gulf’s shoreline.

Republic of Iraq — Rich and Fractured

Republic of Iraq — Rich and Fractured

BY Abdulateef Al‐Mulhim / /

I had my first contact with the Iraqis in the 1960s when I was in my sixth grade. Later on I was taught by more Iraqis. They were known to be the best science and mathematics teachers.

Further to the Future of Saudi Oil

Further to the Future of Saudi Oil

BY W. L. Littlejohn / /

For some days, I have watched the debate on Saudi resources set off by Matt Simmons with amusement - the kind of amusement one feels when listening to discussions about economics in a small-town barber shop. But now, since some seem to be taking the concerns voiced by Simmons and his followers (e.g. Morse) seriously, I feel compelled to comment.