Max Jeffery

Why Saudi Arabia is trying to take over the world of golf

15 May 2022 4:00 pm

Golf came to Saudi Arabia in the 1930s. American expats, working in the nascent oil industry, brought their clubs with…

Could Iran come between Israel and its new Gulf ally?

23 November 2021 7:02 am

When Israel and the United Arab Emirates first started speaking in 1994, the meetings were kept secret. The Emiratis, like…

In Israel, there’s never an easy fix

30 October 2021 9:00 am

From an Israeli army base on the border with Lebanon, I can see the village of Maroun al-Ras. An Iranian…

The strange tale of NEOM: Saudi Arabia’s struggling desert megacity

24 April 2021 4:30 pm

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is desperate to shake Saudi Arabia’s addiction to oil. Its price has still not recovered from…