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Updated on: 1 January 2021


Journal Articles

"Introduction: Revisiting Rentierism - with a Short Note by Giacomo Luciani", British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 47 (1), 2020: 1-5 (with Steffen Hertog).
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"Can a Rentier State Evolve to a Production State?: An 'Institutional Upgrading' Approach", British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 47 (1), 2020: 24-41. View

"Can Saudi Arabia Move beyond 'Production with Rentier Characteristics'?: Human Capital Development in the Transitional Oil Economy", Middle East Journal, 72 (4), 2018: 587-609. View

"Saudi Arabia's Look-East Diplomacy: Ten Years On", Middle East Policy, 22 (4), 2015: 121-139. View

"Islam, Energy, and Development: Taiwan and China in Saudi Arabia, 1949-2013", American Journal of Chinese Studies, 22 (1), 2015: 77-98. View

"Gulf-Asia Relations as 'Post-Rentier' Diversification?: The Case of the Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia", Journal of Arabian Studies, 1 (1), 2011: 99-116. View

Book Chapter

"Saudi Manufacturing: Can Monozukuri Take Root in the Kingdom?", in Annika Kropf and Mohamed A. Ramady (ed.) Employment and Career Motivation in the Arab Gulf States: The Rentier Mentality Revisited. (Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2015), 223-242. View

Research Papers

"Can We Re-boost the Saudization of the Private Sector Workforce?: A Practical Approach", Dirasat, 53, 2020. View

"How Did Japan Achieve a 1% Unemployment Rate?: Facilitating the Education-to-Employment Transition", Dirasat, 30, 2017. View

"GCC-East Asia Relations in the Fields of Nuclear and Renewable Energy: Opportunities and Barriers", Oxford Institute for Energy Studies Paper, MEP14, September 2016. View

Short Research Articles

"Skills Certifications: A Tool for Training and Job Matching in a Knowledge-Based Economy - and for Alleviating the Skills Mismatch Problem in Saudi Arabia by 2025", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, September 2020. View

"The Return of Women: A Post-Rentier Rediscovery of the Arabian Heritage of Female Workforce Participation", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, June 2020 (Co-authored with Karolen Eid and Maha Fallatah). View

"Enriching Culinary Tourism: Potential of Area-Based Competition (ABC) for Local Food Product Development", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, February 2020 (Co-authored with Maha Fallatah). View

"Linking the Tourism Opening to Local Product Development for Sustainable Job Creation: The Experience of the 'One Village One Product' Movement in Japan", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, November 2019 (Co-authored with Maha Fallatah). View

"What Can Be Done to Align the Skills and Expectations of Saudi Students with Employer Requirements?", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, September 2019 (Co-authored with Mark C. Thompson). View

"The Future of Work and Education in Saudi Arabia in Light of the G20 Policy Debate", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Special Report, July 2019 (Co-authored with Lama Khaiyat). View

"Exploring Why Institutional Upgrading Is not so Easy in Rentier States", Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) Studies, 33, 2019. View

"Skilling Youth: Japan's Experience in 'Joint Training' of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, October 2018. View

"The UAE/Saudi Arabia-East Asia Energy Relations: Towards More Dynamics and Diverse", Emirates Diplomatic Academy Insight, September 2017. View

"King Salman's Visit to Tokyo: In Search of New Concepts for Saudi-Japanese Bilateral Relations", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, May 2017. View

"Vision 2030 and the Transformation of Saudi-Japanese Economic Relations", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Special Report, January 2017. View

"Vision 2030 and the Birth of Saudi Solar Energy", Middle East Institute Policy Focus, July 2016. View

"Battle against the Thawb Syndrome: Labor Nationalization, Industrial Diversification, and Education Reform in Saudi Arabia", Gulf Affairs, Autumn 2015: 17-20. (OxGAPS) View

"Seven Years On: Saudi Arabia's 'Look East' Diplomacy", Newsbrief, 33 (4), 2013: 17-19. (Royal United Services Institute) View

"Japan-Gulf Relations in the Wider Asian Context", Gulf-Asia Research Bulletin, 6, 2013: 6-9. (Gulf Research Center) View

"The Gulf's Pivot to Asia", Aspenia, 59-60, 2013: 102-107. (Aspen Institute Italia)

Book Reviews

Review of The Political Economy of Renewable Energy and Energy Security: Common Challenges and National Responses in Japan, China and Northern Europe by Espen Moe and Paul Midford (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Japan Forum, 28 (4), 2016: 567-569. View

Review of "Keizai Taikoku" Nihon no Gaiko: Enerugi Shigen Gaiko no Keisei, 1967-1974 nen [English Title: The Energy Resource Diplomacy of a Rising Japan, 1967-1974] by Junichiro Shiratori (Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 2015), Japanese Journal of Political Science, 17 (3), 2016: 523-525. View

Review of Asia-Gulf Economic Relations in the 21st Century: The Local to Global Transformation by Tim Niblock (Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2013), Journal of Arabian Studies, 4 (2), 2014: 283-284. View

Review of Desert Kingdom: How Oil and Water Forged Modern Saudi Arabia by Toby Craig Jones (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010), British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 40 (3), 2013: 347-349. View

Review of Oman and Japan: Unknown Cultural Exchange between the Two Countries by Haruo Endo (Muscat: Muscat Printing Press, 2012), Gulf-Asia Research Bulletin, 6, 2013: 22. View

Review of The Persian Gulf and Pacific Asia: From Indifference to Interdependence by Christopher Davidson (London: Hurst & Co., 2010), Journal of Arabian Studies, 1 (2), 2011: 277-278. View

Research Papers in Arabic

"Hal Yumkin-na I'adat Ta'ziz Sa'wadat al-Qawa al-'Amilat fi al-Qita' al-Khas?: Nahj 'Amali" (translated), Dirasat, 53, 2020.
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"Kaifa Haqqaqat al-Yaban Nisbat Batalat 1%?: Tamhid al-Tahawwul min al-Ta'lim ila al-'amal", Dirasat, 30, 2017. View

Short Research Articles/Newspaper Article in Arabic

"Shahadat al-Maharat: Adat li Tadrib wa Mutabaqat al-Wazaif fi al-Iqtisad al-Qaim 'ala al-Ma'rifat - li Takhfif min Mushikilat 'adam Tatabuq al-Maharat fi al-Mamlakat al-'Arabiyat al-Sa'udiyat bi-hulul 'am 2025", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, September 2020. View

"'Awdat al-Mar'at: I'adat Iktishaf Turath Shibh al-Jazirat al-'Arabiyat li-Musharakat al-Inath fi al-Quwa al-'Amilat Ma ba'da al-Ri'iyat", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, June 2020 (Co-authored with Karolen Eid and Maha Fallatah). View

"Ithra' Siyahat al-Tahi: Imkaniyat Istikhdam al-Musabaqat al-Qa'imat 'ala al-Manatiq (ABC) li-Tatwir al-Muntajat al-Ghidha'iyat al-Mahalliyat", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, February 2020 (Co-authored with Maha Fallatah). View

"Rabt al-Infitah al-Siyahi bi-Tatwir al-Muntajat al-Mahalliyat li-Khalq Furas 'Amal Mustadamat: Tajribat Harakat 'Qaryat Wahidat Muntaj Wahid' fi al-Yaban", King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, November 2019 (Co-authored with Maha Fallatah). View

"Ma alladhi Yumkin-na fi'li-hi min ajli al-Tawfiq baina Maharat al-Tullab al-Sa'udiyyn wa Tawaqqu'ati-him wa baina Mutatallabat Arbab al-'Amal?" (translated), King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, September 2019 (Co-authored with Mark C. Thompson). View

"Mustaqbal al-'Amal wa al-Ta'lim fi al-Mamlakat al-'Arabiyat al-Sa'udiyat fi daw'i al-Siyasat al-Matruhat li al-Niqash fi Majmu'at al-'Ishrin" (translated), King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Special Report, August 2019 (Co-authored with Lama Khaiyat). View

"Saql Maharat al-Shabbab: Tajribat Al-Yaban fi 'al-Tadrib al-Mushtarak' li al-Sharikat al-Saghirat wa al-Mutawassitat" (translated), King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, October 2018. View

"Al-'Alaqat baina Dawlat al-Imarat al-'Arabiyat al-Muttahidat wa al-Mamlakat al-'Arabiyat al-Sa'udiyat ma'a Duwal Sharq Asiya fi Majal al-Taqat: Nahwa Mazid min al-Murunat wa al-Tanaww'" (translated), Emirates Diplomatic Academy Insight, September 2017. View

"Ziyarat al-Malik Salman ila Tukiu: Al-bahth 'an Mafahim Jadidat li al-'Alaqat al-Thunaiyat al-Sa'udiyat-al-Yabaniyat" (translated), King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Commentary, May 2017. View

"Ru'wyat al-Mamlakat 2030 wa al-Tahawwul fi al-'Alaqat al-Iqtisadiyat baina al-Sa'udiyat wa al-Yaban" (translated), King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Special Report, January 2017. View

"Al-'Alaqat al-Siniyat-al-Khalijiyat fi Marhalat ma ba'ada al-Naft: Al-Taqat al-Nawawiyat wa al-Istithmar" [China-Gulf Relations after Oil: Nuclear Energy and Investment], Araa hawla al-Khalij, 106, 2016: 38-41. (Gulf Research Center) View

"Naql al-Tiknulujiyat al-Dawliyat ila al-Mamlakat wa Aafaq-ha al-Jadidat" [International Technology Transfer to the Kingdom and Its New Horizon], Al-Iqtisadiya, 5 August 2013. View

Short Research Article in Chinese

"Guanyu Zhongguo Fazhan Jingyan yu Haiwan Alabo Guojia Jingji Xin-Moshi de Tantao" [China's Development Experience and the Gulf states' New Economic Model], Zhongdong Yanjiu, 63, 2014: 51-56. (Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, Northwest University)

Short Research Articles in Japanese

"Wangan San'yu-koku ni totte no Shigen Gaikou: 'Rentia' to 'Datsu/Kouki-Rentia' no Seiji Keizai Bunseki Shiron" [Resource Diplomacy of Gulf Oil States: Political Economy Analysis of "Rentier" and "Post/Late-Rentier"], World Trend, 211, 2013: 22-27. (Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO)

"Kankoku to UAE: Shinka Suru Kankei to Gurobaru-ka 2.0" [South Korea and the UAE: The Deepening Relationship and Globalisation 2.0], UAE, 53, 2013: 16-18. (UAE-Japan Society)

"Sauji Henyou: 'Chishiki Keizai' Mattanashi" [Changes in Saudi Arabia: Time is Ripe for "Knowledge Economy"], Arab, 140, 2012: 7-8. (Japan-Arab Association)

"Sauji Sangyou Tayouka de Chuugoku Indo to Boueki Masatsu [Saudi Arabia's Industrial Diversification and Trade Disputes with China and India], Arab, 137, 2011: 24-25. (Japan-Arab Association)