Mohammed al Yahya, Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council will discuss the challenges facing Saudi Arabia at a time of social and economic change, analysing the role of recently promoted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and providing insight into the goals of Riyadh at a crucial time in the Kingdom's history.
Mohammed Khalid Alyahya is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. He is also a research fellow at the Gulf Research Center and serves on the advisory board for the Future Trends in the GCC Program at Chatham House. He was an associate fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies from 2014 to 2015. Alyahya is a Saudi Arabian political analyst and commentator. His writing has been published in the Financial Times, the Guardian, Al-Monitor, the Royal United Services Institute, the Telegraph, Al Arabiya, and the Huffington Post. His comments have been featured on BBC, the Financial Times, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Gulf News, and other outlets. He has a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.