Mohammed Khalid Alyahya

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Mohammed Khalid Alyahya is a Saudi1, London-based2 strategic affairs analyst on the Middle East. He holds a master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor in Political Science with a concentration on international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.3 Alyahya’s biased Zionist viewpoint has echoed throughout his career.

Zion’s Backstage Policy Maker

Alyahya has effectively drawn the attention of Arab world research study centers and policy makers since the 2010s. Using his foothold in the media and think tanks, backed by the United of Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, Alyahya has effectively established himself among several governmental institutes to advise them on Middle East-related issues. While being focused on Saudi affairs, promoting Israel’s recognition in the Middle East is one of main themes of Alyahya’s work.
Among institutions which have hired Alyahya are the Gulf Research Center, a Saudi Arabian and Emirati Oil Company linked to European governments4 and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.5 Alyahya has even worked as editor-in-chief of Al Arabiya English – a Saudi English language service news network, for a four-year term from 2019.6
The Atlantic Council, the Middle East Initiative (MEI) of the Harvard University’s Belfer Center, and the Hudson Institute’s Center for Middle East Peace and Security7 are among American and British centers which Alyahya has operated in. Alyahya has been featured in the British Royal United Services Institute think-tank, the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).8
The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Telegraph, Guardian, and Independent are among outlets publishing Alyahya’s commentary and analysis. He has also been interviewed as a commentator on BBC, CNN, and CNBC.

Promoting Israeli Foreign Policy

Mohammed Alyahya is stubbornly pro-Israel. His writing and analysis are aimed at bolstering its newly-found Arab allies.
Alyahya has echoed and endorsed what can be called a Saudi neocon policy of Zionist appeasement, specifically after Mohammad Bin Salman rose to the power. This includes worrying about the Iran nuclear deal for “endangering Tel-Aviv’s security”;9 scolding Biden’s America for “going easy with Iran” instead of following Israel’s confrontational foreign policy goals;10 complaining about American absence in the Middle East;11 and portraying the Zionist regime as a “lasting, unique, and peaceful solution” for MENA stability.12

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