Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Paper Tiger

Far from dominant, Saudi Arabia’s future in the Middle East is that of a second fiddle state.

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Letting Saudi Women Drive

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman imposes his reformist will, while Saudi Arabia’s religious ultra-conservatives lick their wounds.

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How Trump’s Iran Move Plays Into China’s Hands

The U.S. abandoning the Iran nuclear deal is the height of folly. It aligns Iran with China, and away from Europe.

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Yemen: How Europe Kowtows to America

European leaders either follow obediently in America’s wake or hold their tongues.

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The State of Persian Gulf Oil Reserves

How do the region’s large proven reserves stack up in a global context?

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Venezuelan Oil: Savior or Achilles Heel?

The huge oil reserves that made a socialist revolution possible also put it in jeopardy.

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The Two Faces of the Gulf Crisis: Inching Toward Social Change

The two-month old crisis pitting Qatar against an alliance led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia is proving to be a double-edged sword.

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Gulf Media Wars: No Winners, Only Losers

Feuding Gulf States have poured millions of dollars into media campaigns which twist the truth to serve rival narratives.

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Qatar: A Pariah?

Unlike its neighbors, Qatar has continued to do well ranked by perceived corruption.

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Saudi Arabia Vs. the World

Calls for Qatar boycott fuel fears in Muslim Asia.

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