Saudi Arabia

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…

Is Saudi Arabia Heading Toward Economic Crisi...

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A two-year nosedive of the global oil prices has taken a toll on the majority of commodity-dependent countries pushing them into a deep recession. For the record, as the US had ended its quantitative easing program and started…

GCC States: Reforms and Stability

2341232131231The last 10-15 years have been characterized by a successful development of the economies of the Gulf States, which have consistently been included in the Top-35 wealthiest nations in terms of the standard of living of their…

Saudi Arabia and the US: Minor Discord in the...

23123123`It finally happened! According to Bloomberg, Stephanie Ross DeSimone, a US Citizen, has sued the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that led…

Saudi Arabia in Search of a Future King

234123123123A struggle for the post of the future King is apparently unfolding in Saudi Arabia. Due to his old age and many diseases, the acting King, as they say, “reigns but does not rule”. However, most of…

Has JASTA Become the Deal Breaker in Saudi-US...

4523423423424The unanimous adoption of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) by the US House of Representatives on September 9 resulted in a massive diplomatic row between the US and Saudi Arabia. For sure, this latest episode…

Will Saudi Arabia be Sued for 9/11 Attacks?

43523432423423Last may, the US House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for its role in the terrorist plot, however it was immediately announced that Barack Obama…

Saudi Arabia and Iran: a New Burst of Confron...

2222-13Before the beginning of the Hajj and the Great Islamic Holiday of Eid al-Adha (Sacrifice Feast) of 2016, a conflict flared up in the Islamic world between Saudi Arabia and Iran came with a new force. It has not only deepened…

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Troubles and Woes

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The situation in the East has become quite an enigma. At the very least, let us consider the latest statement made by the Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia, Khalid A. Al-Falih. In it, he, without batting an eyelid, bluntly…


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