What is Behind Turkish-Saudi Rapprochement?

Erdoğan did not hide his main demand when he buried the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who was killed on October 2, 2018 by Saudi agents in his country’s consulate in Istanbul. “We agreed with Saudi Arabia to reactivate a great economic potential through organisations that will bring our investors together,” Erdoğan declared recently during his first trip to Riyadh since 2017, adding, “my visit will herald a new era in the ties between our two countries.” READ MORE

the house of wisdom: book talks on the Middle East

At The House of Wisdom, we had an engaging discussion with Noah Feldman on his book,The Arab Winter: A Tragedy. The book challenges the conventional wisdom and asks novel philosophical questions about most noble–and painfully tragic– series of events in which, for the first time in recent Middle Eastern history, Arabic-speaking peoples took free, collective action for their self-determination. Watch the podcast on YouTube

Watch the earlier book talks at The House of Wisdom

Listen the talks via SoundCloud