Search: Qatar,Syria,Saudi Arabia (6 materials)

2020 Forecast: Revealing the Future of the Middle East

... shaky after all the sacrifices both countries have made to protect the regime and keep Syria united. The draft constitution proposed will be approved based on the partial... ... the way for the country to have further democracy. Yet, the regional conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran would reflect on Kuwait as the Kuwaiti community is divided between... ... The new Sultan of Oman is to a great extent a replica of Sultan Qaboos’ policies. Qatar The Qatar crisis will be not solved as the recent meeting in Riyadh for the GCC...


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

The Outlook for Syria’s Re-Admittance to the Organization Eight Years Spent in the Cold As hostilities ... ... believe that Syria has not done enough to be readmitted to the Arab League just yet. Qatar, which played a big part in pushing Syria into the abyss of war and getting League... ....” 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...


Middle East – 2030

... “South.” This creates 4 scenarios. And due to the pivotal role of Saudi power projection, it is practical to start with area where Saudi Arabia is located, that is, the “South.” The South We speak here of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar. With possible implications into the “North”: Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Saudi Arabia is pivotal for the whole region and is unstable at the same time. The current path is pointing to an ever more oppressive system, concentrating power and stagnant wealth into the hands of a very small group. Such system will become ever more ...


The Syrian Conflict: Russian and GCC Perspectives

... one way or another since the start of the protests in Syria. Each GCC State has played a different role with different levels of direct and indirect interaction. The two states which have invested the highest political and economic capital have been Saudi Arabia and Qatar [12] ; providing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid and helping fund the various moderate rebel forces in their fight against the Syrian government. The other four GCC states have so far played more of a mediating and charitable role in helping the Syrians who have felt the brunt of this brutal conflict. Kuwait for example is currently the world’s third largest donor after ...


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

..., in no small part, to allow us to limit/lessen our relationship with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Gulf countries financing violent extremists and generally exporting... ... 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... ... 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...


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

Successful 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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