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The Middle East and a New Round of Escalation of the War in Yemen

... the Socotra archipelago. The United Arab Emirates is paying for telecommunications, food supplies, roads and other infrastructure there. Naturally, supporters of an independent South Yemen now look favourably upon that country. So it is possible that Iran may be playing the “Yemen card” to try and replicate Hezbollah’s “resistance” tactics among the Ansar Allah, yet competition along a totally different axis (inter-Sunni at that) seems to be a more likely explanation. The killing of Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was once ...


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

... its ongoing war. To Saudi Arabia, Russia is not an enemy nor a fierce competitor. It is the Iranian influence that Saudis fear the most, it is the historical enemy of Saudi Arabia, and both countries have waged proxy wars in each of Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. It is the modern “Cold War” of the Middle-East. One of the reasons Saudi Arabia did not join the Astana initiative is that Iran is a founder. The Saudis does not fear a Russian influence in Syria, but they rather fear an Iranian one. Plus, Russians and Saudis have a lot to discuss and cooperate such as Oil and Gas markets, they have to deal openly at some point. It is in ...


Saudi Arabia and Yemen Specialists Visit RIAC. TASS Press-Conference

... closed seminar organized by Russian International Affairs Council and King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (Saudi Arabia). The event focused on security challenges in the Gulf and the prospects for political resolution of the situation in Yemen. The opening remarks were made by Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, and Saud Al-Sarhan, Secretary General of the Center. Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, moderated the seminar. The seminar started with the presentation ...


War in Yemen: a New Vietnam?

... through the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Photo from: To continue to the more interesting angles, many other players are involved. For instance, there are recurrent allegations against Iran for providing weapons and training to the Houthis, in an attempt to use Yemen for a proxy war against the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, which are traditionally the champions of the Sunnah. Although, in all fairness the Iranian government firmly denied those claims and no conclusive evidence has emerged so far. On the ...


The Middle East between the U.S. and Russia: Potential Traps for Moscow

... momentous for themselves and the region. The Syrian settlement is dangerously moving off the rails of the Vienna process, as Iran and Saudi Arabia, its key regional members, are losing the incentives to fulfill their obligations. To this end, Syria and Yemen appear most vulnerable. The Syrian settlement is dangerously moving off the rails of the Vienna process, as Iran and Saudi Arabia, its key regional members, are losing the incentives to fulfill their obligations. On the contrary, they tend to support their proxies in a more aggressive manner by providing them with arms in order to tip the balance. The Yemeni ...



... deemed to have a tough stance in Iran nuclear negotiations, to Riyadh to discuss regional issues with Gulf Arab leaders on 5th of May. Hollande met the new Saudi King for an hour after dinner at his personal palace. The two men specifically discussed Iran's role in Yemen and Syria. At the end of official visit, two countries signed a new military agreement for 10 billion U.SDOLLARS. The Middle East became a good weaponMARKET for big military industries in the West, while situation is very sensitive for all in Arabian ...


The Kremlin's unexpected decisions

... Russia’s citizens April 17, Putin declared, "In no way is this a threat to Israel. This is only a defensive weapon. Moreover, we believe that given the conditions that are unfolding in the region, especially in connection with the events in Yemen, the supply of such weapons functions as a deterrent." Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was even clearer: "For Iran to have a modern air defense system is very urgent today, especially considering the rising tensions in the region, including around Yemen." It's wrong to suggest — as some Western analysts did — that behind this decision stands ...


Turmoil in Yemen As a Long-Term Oil Market Factor

... Yemen, a minor oil producer strategically situated in a region where more than half of world oil reserves are located, geopolitics becomes a long-term market factor. Price hikes there have more to do with a possible standoff between Saudi Arabia and Iran, rather than Yemen itself. Disruption in oil transit REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/Pixstream Leonid Issaev: Yemen: Following in Afghanistan’s Footsteps? Yemen controls part of the strait of Bab el-Mandeb, a bottleneck that separates the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea....


Yemen Shia community fails prey to globalization games

... that to Iran, factions are playing a dangerous game of globalization. As far as such flawed narrative goes, Yemen Shia and the Houthis are one and the same, and since Iran has expressed its support of the Houthis, ergo the Houthis and by extension all Yemeni Shia are Iranian agents, thus the self-proclaimed enemies of Yemen. While of course put in such a way, this analysis clearly appears short-sighted, bias, inherently inaccurate as well as incoherent, such is the message which politicians and their affiliated ...


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