Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

Trip by Saudi Royal Unlikely to Herald Radical Change

Global Politician- 19/10/2009 The Syrian Al-Watan newspaper reported on Wednesday that a two-day visit by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was due to begin that day. The talks, Al-Watan noted, would conclude with the signing of a joint agreement … Continue reading

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Gulf Regimes: The real game – Saudi Arabia

Jerusalem Post- 11/03/2011 From a strategic point of view, the Iran-led regional axis has until now emerged as a net earner from the “Arab Spring” of 2011. In Egypt and Tunisia, two stable, pro-Western Arab regimes have fallen, giving way … Continue reading

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Terrorism: A Weak State incubates Terror

05/11/2010 The revelations this week of a sophisticated plot emanating from the Yemen-based al- Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula organization have belatedly re focused attention on this most backward and poverty stricken of Arab states. The sending of explosive packages … Continue reading

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Talk softly, and carry a large Carrot!

Jerusalem Post-29/07/2009 The region is currently witnessing a concerted attempt by Saudi Arabia to mend its relations with the Syrian regime. This effort derives from Riyadh’s fear of Iran, and its sense that now may be an opportune moment to … Continue reading

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Arab World: Battleground Yemen

Jerusalem Post-09/01/2010 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday described the current situation in Yemen as “a threat to regional stability and even to global stability.” She was referring to the fact that Yemen is the latest failed state to … Continue reading

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