The Qatari crisis has turned the idea of a unified GCC, or Persian Gulf region on its head. The myth of Gulf Arab, and Sunni... Read More
Saudi Arabia’s new regional power play
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has enhanced his country’s profile, and redefined Saudi decision-making regarding foreign policy. He is not afraid to undermine, and test... Read More
The Saudi butchery in Yemen and the world’s apathy
It is time for Muslims to stop killing each other. The lesson from Yemen should leave an indelible mark on the psyche of every Saudi... Read More
American energy policy in the Middle East
In the medium term, the United States must diversify its reliance upon international oil markets. Energy independence was never a credible policy, because energy prices... Read More
What kind of damage will the combination of young men and absolute power do this time around?
Combatting extremism – the reformative paradigm of Saudi Arabia
The experience of Saudi Arabia shows that there is cause for cautious optimism, and the phenomenon of uncompromising and politically destabilising radical political Islam may be a... Read More
Saudi Arabia – a Kingdom in retreat
Saudi Arabia has the human and natural resources to reclaim its leadership role in the Gulf, and together with other regional powers must embark on... Read More
Saudi Arabia’s act of strategic defiance
The Saudi decision to execute Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr at this particular juncture was a strategic act of defiance meant to challenge Iran and... Read More
Cluster bombs – Saudi use, USA sales, and the review conference on their prohibition
Cluster munitions are imprecise weapons which often fail to detonate on impact, leaving the unexploded bomb lets on the ground, ready to kill or maim... Read More
Why must Pakistan support Saudi Arabia in Yemen?
Pakistan must not only side with Saudi Arabia and the coalition but must also play a leading role in the Middle East conflict.
Is Yemen the new Saudi-Iran battleground?
What the two sides – Saudi Arabia, on the one hand, and Iran on the other – are doing is, in effect, engaging in a new... Read More