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Time for a Reset in Russian-Saudi Relations

... the inclusion of investment and electric power peaceful nuclear projects, joint GLONASS-based projects and arms supplies to Saudi Arabia. As far as the visit of Prince bin Salman is concerned, the American factor appears quite important. First, the ... ... guarantees is gone. Moreover, since the greater part of the dialogue between Russia and the Gulf states has been focused on Syria with Moscow's stance coming across as the most principled, the Saudis tend to think (reasonably or not) that the solution ...


GCC’s Diplomatic Snub of Obama’s Camp David

... warning system. Several GCC states have necessary defense components in place already, such as short-range Patriot systems in Saudi Arabia and THAAD systems in Qatar, but the new agreement provides for the installation of a comprehensive system that would ... ... defense security the joint statement released at Camp David touched upon mutual concerns about the situation in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. But no real progress seems to have been reached on these issues, which was underpinned by very formal and overly ...


In Time, Expect Big Changes in America's Middle East Relationships

... take the steam out of their radical, violent agenda. The U.S. will soon overtake (or possibly even already has overtaken) Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s largest liquid petroleum producer, in 2015 is supposed to become the top overall ... ... situations like in Egypt, for many years one of the top recipients of U.S. foreign aid, Obama and Americans, as was/is the case in Syria and Iraq, seems to prefer a “don’t do stupid shit” (to quote the president) approach. Obama has—correctly—realized ...


Future of Assad and Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party In Limbo As Syria Sitzkrieg Plays Out

... talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry provide an opening for broader discussions. But these measures do not include mediating and checking the ongoing efforts of feuding regional powers Qatar and Saudi Arabia, whose big money and disruptive tactics have joined with western interests to advance a parallel government and army in Syria. Earlier this year, U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, who was part of the negotiations along with Kerry and Lavrov ostensibly representing what Kerry has referred to as “the Assad regime” caved in to a Qatar sponsored ...


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