Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has Just Received a new Crown Pr...

5234123123Undoubtedly, the talk of the day on June 21 was not the bitcoin exchange rates, nor the political roller coaster of the fight against ISIS and oil prices. Inf fact, pretty much everyone was discussing the announcement that…

Blockade or no Blockade? Saudia’s ‘Mission-Qa...

3412312312Speaking to the media in his latest tour to the US, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister insisted that there was no blockade of Qatar, yet he insisted that the latter…

NATOizing Arab: Selling Weapons and Buying Wa...

864534334If there ever was even an iota of doubt about the Ismaic Military Alliance (IMA) being an anti-terror coalition, it was effectively put to rest during the US-Arab-Islamic summit recently held…

Washington’s Newly Rediscovered Time-Te...

6324234233It’s curious that all through the last year as the presidential elections in the United States were approaching, Donald Trump was harassed by virtually all Saudi media media sources. Now, just a few days ago, he was…

Trump’s Saudia Visit is the Start of an Old G...

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Donald Trump’s up-coming visit to Saudi Arabia is likely to see him granting a de-facto recognition to the Islamic Military Alliance (IMA), or the so-called “Arab Nato.” This, however, is far from…

Saudi Reforms and the Future of Mohammed bin ...

5634123213On April 22, as was already customary in the era of King Salman and his son, Prince Mohammed, a series of royal decrees were unexpectedly adopted and immediately published. The essence of these decrees is twofold: on the one hand…

Where Salman’s ‘Pivot East’...

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Last year could hardly be described as the best period in bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States, since the interests of these two nations have shifted dramatically over the years. Today, Washington and Riyadh…

Saudi Arabia on the Cusp of Fundamental Chang...

petroleoThe new year of 2017 does not look very promising for either the Saudi Arabia or its King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the last surviving son of the first Saudi King Ibn Saud. In future, once Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is…

The Future of US-Saudi Relations

334234123123There’s no easy way to describe the US-Saudi bilateral relations. In the past, Riyadh used its relationships with the US to push forward its regional and global agenda. In return, the House of Saud proved to be fairly beneficial to US…

Saudi Arabia and Future Plans of Donald Trump

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Using the opulent Arabic language, one can say, “A dense fog of uncertainty has covered the entire Middle East after the election of Donald Trump as the new President of the United States.” Some time has passed, and this fog has…

Will Trump Dump The Wahabbi Autocrats?

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US leaders almost always justify their foreign policy with words about “democracy” and “human rights.” Especially when talking about the Middle East, the insincerity of such words are blatantly obvious. While US leaders criticize Iran…

Yemen and YET another “False Flag” to Protect...

1245503In Seth Ferris’ NEO article on Yemen back in April  it was suggested that the only reason the US suddenly withdrew from Yemen, after staying there through thick and thin, was because the US had only…


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