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Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... in the past three years, whether in local, regional or global affairs. Rapprochement with Russia is not the only change, but the most interesting, with no doubt. This development can be added to each of, the Egyptian-Saudi rapprochement, the war in Yemen, the new car driving regulations and the ongoing arrests of “corrupt” royals and senior officials in Riyadh. I believe the decision to approach Moscow was mostly made by Saudis but very much welcomed by Russians.Indeed, a lot has changed in ...

06.11.2017 20:38:25

War in Yemen: a New Vietnam?

The Yemeni Civil War is probably not the most talked about conflict in western media, with all the attention attracted by the unfortunately well-known atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Nevertheless, the bloodshed has reached sizable ...

15.03.2016 13:01:00

Yemen Shia community fails prey to globalization games

... the desire to see flourish modern democracy and social justice, and yet the entire region remains in the throes of unprecedented violence and bloodshed, engulfed in a cycle of savagery which seems to know no bound. In the midst of such chaos stands Yemen, the poorest and most populous nation of the Arabian Peninsula. While Yemen has been hailed the world’s over for its peaceful transition of power, branded a model of the Arab Spring movement for its political restraint and its officials’ ...

07.05.2014 19:43:00

US increases military footprint in Yemen as part as post-Afghanistan withdrawal strategy

As the United States seeks to adapt to the ever-changing face of Islamic radicalism and growing anti-American sentiment in the Middle East, Washington is banking on its military to assert control, starting with Yemen. Ever since Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai categorically refused to sign Washington’s Bilateral Security Agreement, which text provisions for a small US military contingent to remain in Afghanistan to monitor security development against ...

25.04.2014 11:42:00

Fighting for Freedom -The Houthis catch Yemen’s imagination

... by the public as a result of state propaganda and latent sectarianism under the old regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Houthis - a Shiite group which stronghold is originally based in the northern province of Sa’ada – have caught Yemen’s imagination by storm as they have come to symbolize freedom and unyielding defiance before injustice. Born out of reaction to state oppression in 1994, the northern faction was named after its spiritual father, Sheikh Hussein Badreddin ...

24.03.2014 17:10:00

Shifting sands in the Arabian Peninsula

... rather than a careful analysis of the situation. For one, Saudi Arabia has forced GCC countries to reassess, re-think and re-strategize their positions within the Arabian Peninsula. Already Oman has refused to expulse Qatar’s Ambassador. As for Yemen and Kuwait, they sit ever uneasy over the political fence, waiting to see how regional dynamics will play out.

18.03.2014 04:16:00

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