“Listen to the artist: US-Saudi Artists Develop Cultural Ties,” Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, DC, February 21, 2023.

“The Meccan Modernist: Hatem Alzahrani, Poetry, and a New Saudi Synthesis.” Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, DC, July 25, 2022.

“All in the family: How an animated series reflects social change in Saudi Arabia,” The Middle East Institute (Washington, DC), July 27, 2021.

“The Gulf’s New Sound: Indie Music and Global Change,” Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, DC, July 12, 2021.

“Asia’s New Pivot: Saudi Arabia’s Relations With Asia,” Asia Society Policy Institute, September 21, 2020.

“All the Boys Together: Art and Contemporary Society,” London School of Economics and Politics Middle East Centre Blog, June 12, 2019.

“Storytelling in Today’s Saudi Arabia,” Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, DC, June 4, 2019.

“Saudi Arabia’s Artists of Change,” Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Newsletter, Fall 2018.

“Artists of Change: Saudi Arabia in 2017,” Life and Legends Magazine, #5, March 7, 2017.

“Parallel Kingdom, Houston, TX,” Cultrunners, June 18, 2016.

“Saudi Arabia Feature: A Creative Industry Takes On the Islamic State,” Enduring America, June 13, 2016.

“Symbolic Cities, Washington, DC, Ahmed Mater,” Culturunners, March 29, 2016.

“Saudi Arabia Feature: ‘The Screw Infidels’ Comedy Video Mocking the Islamic State,” Enduring America, May 8, 2015. 

“Can the Eastern-Western ideology be reconciled through music and the power of social media?” Verse69: The Beat of the Third Culture, March 11, 2014.

“Malaysians Vote — The Middle East Watches,” The Middle East Institute (Washington, DC) Analysis Piece for Middle East and Asia Partnership, May 2013. 

“Malaysia Feature: Why a Mini-Crisis with the ‘Sultanate of Sulu’ Matters for the Nation and the World,” Enduring America, March 12, 2013.

“What ‘Lincoln’ Shows Us About Personal Politics in the Gulf,” Enduring America, February 24, 2013.

“Biography of Shaykh Khalid,” Encompassing Crescent Magazine, February 3, 2013.

“Syria Feature: A Population Can Dismantle A Modern State on Its Own,” Enduring America, September 3, 2012.

“Turkey’s Leaders Face the Conundrum of History.” Enduring America, August 1, 2012.

“Egypt Analysis: Why This is not a Coup,” Enduring America, June 24, 2012.

“Artist of the Revolution: Hamza Namira, the Arab Spring, and the Dream of a Free Egypt,” The Middle East Institute (Washington, DC), April 2012.

“Maher Zain, Technological Change, and Southeast Asia’s Role in the Modernization of the Muslim world,” Focus On Essay: Oxford University Press Islamic Studies Online, January 2012. 

“Bin Laden Feature: Why the Significance of His Death May Be in East Asia,” Enduring America, May 7, 2011.

“Global Insider: Iraq-GCC Relations,” World Politics Review, April 28, 2011.

“The new ‘disorder’ of hope: Gulf Arab states are being challenged to reform their political and social orders by a population high on hope,” al-Jazeera English Opinion, March 14, 2011.

“Will the Gulf Monarchs Keep Their Thrones?” Enduring America, March 11, 2011. 

“Viewing the gulf states: Cadillacs, security, and the gender question,” Enduring America, March 24, 2010. 

“Arabian-Persian Gulfs: An Introduction to Iran and the Gulf States,” Enduring America, February 8, 2010. 

“Yemen: A Beginners Guide (to the Perils) of Intervention,” Enduring America, February 2, 2010.

“I am From Adana, Welcome to Beirut: How Identity, Soap Operas, and Trade are Transforming Turkey and the Arab World,” The Middle East Institute (Washington, DC) Viewpoints Series, September 2010.

“Non-Oil Industries in the Persian Gulf,” The Middle East Institute (Washington, DC) Viewpoints Series, June 2009.