Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Neocon Iraq War Architects Want a Redo in Gaza

Post-conflict plan would put Western mercenaries and Israel military into the mix, with handpicked countries in charge of a governing ‘Trust’

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Saudi Arabia Eyes Total Dominance in Oil and Gas

But is Saudi Arabia's the world's leading hydrocarbon producer now? And what is its legitimate prospect for being the largest hydrocarbon producer in 2050?

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Hajj Cancellation Due to a Pandemic is Not the First Time

There are many instances in the more than 1,400-year history of the pilgrimage when its planning had to be altered due to armed conflicts, disease or just plain politics.

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Which Middle Eastern Regional Power Will Win Afghanistan?

As the US prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, the regional powers of the Middle East will have a chance to expand their spheres of influence to the war-torn country. Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates will soon take their competition to the next level.

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Can Pakistan’s Foreign and Security Policy Be ‘Neutral’?

Pakistan's foreign policy must serve its national interests, its internal and external security and its regional standing. In a growingly polarized world there has to be a balance in its relations with a commitment to being neutral with its neighbors and within the region, argues Ikram Sehgal.

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Why Increasing Arab-Israeli Closeness Matters

With the opening of a synagogue in Dubai and warmer relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel, some Arab states suddenly appear to be more open to friendship with Israel and Jews. Why?

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Congressional Action on Yemen May be the First Salvo Against Presidential War Powers

Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.

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The Saudi Dilemma: To Cut Or Not To Cut

Saudi Arabia has its problems but it could withstand lower oil prices without feeling too much of a pinch.

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How Turkey and Saudi Arabia Became Frenemies

The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is worsening relations between US allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An expert on the region believes there may be a way out.

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A Saudi-Iran Oil War Could Break Up OPEC

It’s hard to imagine Saudi Arabia assuring Iran that its market share won’t suffer any consequences from its stated pledge to fill any supply gap left by a cut in Iranian exports resulting from the U.S. sanctions. It’s also hard to imagine Iran shrugging and letting this go. Could OPEC be on the way out? Maybe.

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