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Courtney Freer

Dr Courtney Freer is a senior advisor at Gulf State Analytics and a research officer for the Kuwait Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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With Trump, Riyadh no longer needs to outsource lobbying

07 August, 2019

Comment: closure of pro-Saudi Washington think-tank Arabia Foundation show there is little need for such institutions when personal relationships are the best means of swaying US policy, writes Courtney Freer.

Trump and Congress face off over Saudi ties

11 December, 2018

Comment: The war in Yemen and Khashoggi's murder expose the rift between Trump and Congress on US relations with Saudi Arabia, writes Courtney Freer.

Khashoggi's disappearance: A new twist in bitter GCC battle

08 October, 2018

Comment: The alleged murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey will only serve to further entrench both sides of the acrimonious Gulf crisis, writes Courtney Freer.

Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia casts sinister net wider than ever

05 October, 2018

Comment: That Saudi authorities would risk detaining Khashoggi in Turkey - a country with which it already tenuous ties - signals just how important Khashoggi is, writes Courtney Freer.

What's behind the stalled Saudi Aramco IPO?

27 August, 2018

Comment: The IPO would have meant increased international scrutiny, and with other funding sources emerging, Saudi Arabia can afford to sidestep it a while longer, writes Courtney Freer.

Courtney Freer
Courtney Freer

Dr Courtney Freer is a senior advisor at Gulf State Analytics and a research officer for the Kuwait Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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