Tag: Saudi Arabia

Jane Kinninmont: Why Arab States Are Supporting the US in Syria

[ 0 ] September 25, 2014 |

“Greater military assertiveness by the Gulf countries, and Gulf cooperation with the larger armies in Egypt and Jordan, are key regional trends to watch. Gulf countries will remain keen to expand their own limited military capabilities and be less reliant on the US, just in case it is not always there to guard them.”  by […]

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WATCH: Classified Pages of a 9/11 Report May Implicate Key U.S. Ally (via PBS)

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

by JEFFREY BROWN for PBS NEWSHOUR on SEPTEMBER 11, 2014:  Thirteen years since September 11, 2001, some revelations of a joint congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks remain classified. But some lawmakers argue the secret pages reveal little about national security and a great deal about Saudi Arabia’s role in the attacks. Lawrence Wright, whose […]

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Take a Deep Breath and Build a Coalition to Confront ISIS (by David Schanzer and Tim Nichols)

Take a Deep Breath and Build a Coalition to Confront ISIS (by David Schanzer and Tim Nichols)

[ 2 ] September 8, 2014 |

by DAVID SCHANZER and LT. COL. TIM NICHOLS (U.S.M.C. RET.) for ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014: As people who have been studying and, at times, directly involved in, counter terrorism efforts in the U.S. since 9/11, we have been disappointed in the over-hyped public reaction to the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

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Brits’ Disappearance Casts Shadow Over Qatari World Cup Efforts; Shines Light on UAE

[ 0 ] September 5, 2014 |

by JAMES DORSEY for THE TURBULENT WORLD OF MIDDLE EAST SOCCER on SEPTEMBER 5, 2014:  The disappearance of two British World Cup 2022-related labour rights researchers points to apparent escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood; highlights the Gulf state’s lack of transparency with its silence […]

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MUST SEE: Illustrations Inspired by Political Controversy (At UNC through 10/31)

MUST SEE: Illustrations Inspired by Political Controversy (At UNC through 10/31)

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

by ANITA RAO & FRANK STASIO for WUNC’S “THE STATE OF THINGS” on AUGUST 28, 2014:  When Kuwaiti artist and graphic designer Mohammad Sharaf gets angry, he creates art. His illustrations touch on topics ranging from women’s rights in the Middle East, and Kuwaiti social politics to specific current events, like Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to allow women to drive motorcycles […]

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Let the Middle East Govern Itself (Jeffrey Sachs)

[ 0 ] September 3, 2014 |

by JEFFREY SACHS for PROJECT SYNDICATE on SEPTEMBER 1, 2014:  NEW YORK – It is time for the United States and other powers to let the Middle East govern itself in line with national sovereignty and the United Nations Charter. As the US contemplates yet another round of military action in Iraq and intervention in Syria, it […]

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LISTEN: Ireland Tops ‘Islamicity’ Index

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

via BBC RADIO on JUNE 4, 2014:  The Islamicity Index ranks countries on how well they adhere to the Koran – so it may be a surprise that the top three are Ireland, Denmark and Luxembourg. Not a single majority Muslim country made the top 25 – Saudi Arabia was 91st. So what’s the reasoning? […]

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Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary from JUNE 12-23, 2014:  Here is a compilation of expert voices/analysis on Iraq politics, security, and the ISIS offensive : Iraq on the Brink (by Emile Nakhleh, LobeLog, June 23, 2014) EXCERPT: The United States, in cooperation with Iran, the Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Sunni tribal leaders, and […]

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WATCH: Saudi Princesses Sahar and Jawaher Make a New Appeal for Help, Via YouTube

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014 |

Saudi Princesses Sahar and Jawaher Speak Out Against the Crimes of the King & His Sons FREETHE4/SAUDI PRINCESSES SAHAR AND JAWAHER (via YOUTUBE) on JUNE 4, 2014:  The King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah, his Sons Mitab, Minister of the Saudi National Guard and AbdulAziz, Deputy Foreign Minister, are committing a crime in front of the […]

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World Bank Head Praises Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Jordan

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

via AL ARABIYA on JUNE 1, 2014:  World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, in a special (videotaped) interview with Al Arabiya’s Washington, DC bureau chief Hisham Melhem, discussed the objective of his planned visit to several Arab states, ways the Bank can help ease the Syrian refugee crisis and methods of increasing participation of […]

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