Dr Ben Rich is a Lecturer in International Relations and Security Studies at Curtin University. He focuses his research on Middle Eastern affairs, political violence, insurgency and international relations. He is an expert on Saudi affairs, military policy and power politics in the Persian Gulf.
Trump’s Middle East tour: Status quo reset
In the unprecedented chaos that is the Trump presidency, the apparent swing back towards Saudi Arabia seems abnormally normal.
King Salman’s wild ride
A key objective of Salman’s charm offensive is to court investors for an economy that has traditionally been closed to most international business.
Book review: Saudi Arabian Foreign Policy: Conflict and Cooperation
The volume provides an understanding of the inner structures guiding Riyadh’s decision making on the global stage.