Search: Saudi Arabia (86 materials)

 

The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

How to ensure security and freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf? In recent weeks, the world’s attention has been riveted on the situation in the Strait of Hormuz. On May 12, four tankers owned by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were attacked by unknown forces when entering the Strait off the coast of Fujairah. On June 13, this time near the Iranian coast, two more tankers flying the flags of the Marshall Islands and Panama were attacked....

15.07.2019

March to Tripoli, or a Third Civil War in Libya: Initial Results

... backdrop of increased military assistance from Turkey (including for groups that are part of the Tripoli Defence Forces). Khalifa Haftar fully, and erroneously, expected that military support from his external allies (Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and France) would help his forces overcome the enemy’s resistance. While the LNA could count on the direct participation of the Egyptian special forces (as well as on the operational air force of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates) during ...

13.06.2019

What Assange Will Tell Congress (Good for Russia...)

... Bennett and Brad Birkenfeld’s report “Shell Game: A military whistleblowing report to Congress about terrorist financing” 7. Julian Assange will confirm that wikileaks cables contain information proving the 911 connection to CIA, Mossad, MI6, Saudi Arabia, and confirm the Robert Mueller connection to the cover-up of the FBI cameras around the Pentagon, and Booz Allen Hamilton’s connection via the Carlyle Group and Leon Panetta  and Michael Hayden (both former Booz Allen Hamilton partners)....

15.04.2019

The Odds of Syria’s Return to the Arab League: Opportunities and Threats

... of Damascus to Doha is plain and simple: “Qatar could help Syria get out of its crisis … by stopping its financing of armed groups and the trafficking of weapons.” Readmitting Syria while it is still led by Bashar al-Assad would only mean that Saudi Arabia acknowledges its inability to put somebody else at the helm there. Saudi Arabia’s position is yet another obstacle to Damascus’s return to the Arab League. Riyadh has still not decided whether to let this process run its course, i.e. ...

09.04.2019

Review of New Book KUSHNER INC. - Greed. Ambition. Corruption. by Vicky Ward

... of evidence of actual crimes committed by Kushner – Ivanka (not to be confused with her mother Ivana) comes across more as witless than a criminal – that the book confirms my view that Jared Kushner will soon be indicted and of no use at all to Saudi Arabia and Qatar as well as Israel. Q. Here is a quote from the beginning of your review as published at your blog: This book provides the public with – in effect – a national counterintelligence threat study on a single individual who is, apart ...

27.03.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy The United States is pushing forward only those decisions that assure their influence on the pan-European processes as well as strengthen their positions in the global confrontation. Russia, China, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, which are accumulating more and more influence in the region, taken separately, are not so powerful. In any case, they are simply not able to offer any alternative to the “European choice”. However, they have never even planned to offer ...

18.01.2019

Middle East – 2030

... its balanced cooperation with two antagonists: Iran and the US. The US works with Kurdish provinces in this North, but generally, the US position in the North is weak and tends to weaken further. A South has a strong US-supported axis of Israel and Saudi Arabia at its core, with Egypt being largely dependent upon these two. Saudi Arabia also projects power towards Kuwait and the other states of the Arab Peninsula. Contested grounds are Lebanon, Qatar, Yemen, Gaza, and the West Bank, as well as pockets ...

09.01.2019

Saudi Arabia: The Country that Nearly Had It All

The USA cannot just sit waiting to lose such an old and important ally The list of Saudi Arabia’s strong points to become a global Great Power is long. A fantastic combination of money — oil — seat of 2 holy places — center of a world religion — long-term stability when you study the record — a very functionable state. Also,...

16.10.2018

What Future for the Middle East?

... slowly stabilising. A peace process in Syria is gaining momentum, and ISIS’ defeat is getting closer. However, Middle Eastern problems remain massive. Among them we have selected three main issues, which are also interconnected: the hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Sunni and Shia; the stabilisation of oil prices, which are now rising but remain — as always — difficult to predict; the presence of terrorism, which, despite ISIS’ decline, is still a problem well beyond the region. Starting ...

23.01.2018

EAEU and Eurasia: Monitoring and Analysis of Direct Investments 2017

... ongoing research project, Asian investors continue to increase direct investments in the EAEU. During the monitoring period (2008–2016), FDI stock originating from 12 Asian countries (China, Japan, Turkey, India, Israel, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, Singapore, and Vietnam) has increased from $32 billion in 2008 to $75.6 billion in the beginning of 2017. China continues to expand its economic presence in EAEU countries and other CIS states, retaining its leadership among ...

28.12.2017
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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