Sajad Jiyad

Managing Director, Researcher and Political Analyst at Al-Bayan Center for Planning and Studies.

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What implications will the US mid-term elections have on the Middle East?

Americans voted on 6 November in the mid-term elections which saw the continuation of a historical trend where the party in opposition gains control...

Saudi extremism and the “uncomfortable truths” the West needs to face

On 4 February, a Saudi military spokesman, Ahmed al-Asiri, announced that the Arabian kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight...

Putin focuses on foreign policy in the Middle East

Perhaps it was the difficult economic conditions at home, or because of the unpopular decisions that risks making President Putin the man of the...

Planning for the 2016 budget in iraq

As the final quarter of the year approaches the Budget Office in the Finance Ministry is preparing the framework document which the final budget...