Tag: Saudi Arabia

Iran Talks Strain Mideast Alliances

Iran Talks Strain Mideast Alliances

| November 8, 2013

Chasm opens between US, closest Mideast allies, over Tehran.

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Saudi Nuclear Weapons ‘On Order’ from Pakistan

Saudi Nuclear Weapons ‘On Order’ from Pakistan

| November 6, 2013

Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will.

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Saudis Brace for ‘Nightmare’ of US-Iran Rapprochement

Saudis Brace for ‘Nightmare’ of US-Iran Rapprochement

| October 9, 2013

Like Washington’s other main Middle Eastern ally, Israel, the Saudis fear that President Barack Obama has allowed mutual enemies to gain an upper hand.

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Israel Eyes Anti-Iran Security Pact with Gulf States

Israel Eyes Anti-Iran Security Pact with Gulf States

| October 3, 2013

Israel is reported to be discussing the possibility of an anti-Iran alliance with longtime Arab adversaries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Middle East Reconfigured: Turkey vs. Iran vs. Saudi Arabia

Middle East Reconfigured: Turkey vs. Iran vs. Saudi Arabia

| September 13, 2013

The Arab Spring has recalibrated the regional system by ushering in a tri-axial Middle East: a Turkey-Kurdish-Muslim Brotherhood axis; an Iran-Shiite axis; a Saudi Arabia-pro-status quo monarchies axis.

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As Obama Blinks on Syria, Israel, Saudis Make Common Cause

As Obama Blinks on Syria, Israel, Saudis Make Common Cause

| September 2, 2013

If President Barack Obama has disappointed Syrian rebels by deferring to Congress before bombing Damascus, he has also dismayed the United States’ two main allies in the Middle East.

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Gulf Islamists Irked as Monarchs back Egypt’s Generals

Gulf Islamists Irked as Monarchs back Egypt’s Generals

| August 27, 2013

A scuffle broke the reflective atmosphere of Friday prayers in Riyadh’s al-Ferdous mosque after the imam deplored the recent bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters by the military in nearby Egypt.

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Saudi Arabia: The Knowns and the Unknowns

Saudi Arabia: The Knowns and the Unknowns

| April 28, 2013

The recent appointment of Prince Muqrin in Saudi Arabia to a position second-in-line to the throne surprised many analysts and reinforces the opaque nature of politics in the Kingdom. Equally it prompts a reassessment of assumptions.

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