Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 3 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. As the United States takes more of an “America First” approach towards foreign policy, China is looking to step in to the potential void left by the US as the dominant world… Continue Reading Chinese Looks to Assert Presence in the Middle East with Oman Industrial City (6 mins)

Grand Mosque Expansion Highlights Growth of Saudi Arabian Tourism Industry (6 mins)

Inside the Gulf – Part 2 – This series of articles will explore several major projects taking place in the Persian Gulf countries. Saudi Arabian crown prince Muhammad bin Salman is currently on a tour of the West meeting with leaders from France, the United Kingdom and the United States. This is his first solo… Continue Reading Grand Mosque Expansion Highlights Growth of Saudi Arabian Tourism Industry (6 mins)

DSS Wrap-up: Paul MacPherson Returns to Ready Students for Dubai Trek

Last Thursday, Paul MacPherson returned to Cornell for his second time as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Paul is the Executive Vice President of Global Business and Real Estate Development of Kerzner International in Dubai. He has lived in Dubai for 12 years and his visit was in anticipation of the Second-year Baker student’s international… Continue Reading DSS Wrap-up: Paul MacPherson Returns to Ready Students for Dubai Trek

With a Price Tag of $500 Billion, Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Most Ambitious Mega-City

On Tuesday of last week, to a packed audience at a conference in Riyadh, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman announced the conception of a new mega city to be built in Saudi Arabia. Neom, which means “New Future” is an ambitious attempt by the Kingdom to propel itself upon the world stage by creating… Continue Reading With a Price Tag of $500 Billion, Saudi Arabia Plans World’s Most Ambitious Mega-City