saudi arabia

Where Salman’s ‘Pivot East’ Will Take Saudi Arabia?


Last year could hardly be described as the best period in bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States, since the interests of these two nations have shifted dramatically over the years. Today, Washington and Riyadh…

Saudi Arabia on the Cusp of Fundamental Changes


The new year of 2017 does not look very promising for either the Saudi Arabia or its King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the last surviving son of the first Saudi King Ibn Saud. In future, once Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is…

The Future of US-Saudi Relations


There’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


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?


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 Saudi and US Interests in the Middle East


In 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 Crisis?


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


The 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 “Family”


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


A 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 Relations?


The 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?


Last 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…

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