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Thomas W. Lippman

Thomas W. Lippman

Thomas W. Lippman, a former Middle East bureau chief of the Washington Post, is the author of six books about the region and an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington.

Driving Development

It was easy to be skeptical when Saudi Arabia’s economic planners decided nearly a decade ago to promote the development …

The Water’s Edge

In Saudi Arabia, the “desert kingdom,” Prince Mohammed Al-Faisal was a pioneer in the quest for new sources of water. …

After Oil, Industry

Most of the news from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf neighbors in recent months has focused on security and foreign …

A Taxing Problem

Saudi Arabia has struggled for decades to resolve the chronic problems in its labor market: high unemployment, dependence on foreign …

Jobs For The Girls

Shortly before leaving Saudi Arabia after nearly four years as US ambassador there, James Smith made a final tour of …