August 11, 2016

Journalist Khaled Almaeena Evaluates the Saudi National Transformation Program

This interview is part of an AGSIW series on Saudi Vision 2030, a sweeping set of programs and reforms adopted by the Saudi government to be implemented by 2030.

August 11, 2016

Khaled Almaeena, a leading Saudi journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Saudi Gazette, joined AGSIW for a closed roundtable discussion on the Saudi National Transformation Program 2020 and Vision 2030. Following the roundtable, AGSIW Senior Resident Scholar Hussein Ibish sat down with Almaeena to discuss Saudi Arabia’s reform initiatives and their social implications.

Khaled Almaeena is a veteran Saudi journalist, commentator, businessman, and the former editor-in-chief of Arab News and the Saudi Gazette. Almaeena has held a broad range of positions in Saudi media for over 30 years. Almaeena’s political and social columns appear regularly in Al Arabiya, Gulf News, Asharq al-Awsat, al-Eqtisadiah, Arab News, Times of Oman, Asian Age, and The China Post.