Post Tagged with: "Saudi Arabia"

Interview – Paulo Casaca

Interview – Paulo Casaca

Paulo Casaca discusses the tension between Pakistan’s military and political establishments, its growing sectarianism, and its relationships with Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Interview – Ali G. Scotten

Interview – Ali G. Scotten

Ali G. Scotten discusses the significance of the Iranian nuclear deal, Iran’s changing relations with the US, and the political split between reformers and hardliners.

Interview – Avner Golov

Interview – Avner Golov

Avner Golov answers questions about the recent US-Iran nuclear agreement and its implications for Israel and wider regional security in the Middle East.

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Out in the Open: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Execution of Sheik Nimr al-Nimr

The confrontation of Saudi Arabia and Iran remains a political battle of influence with a veneer of religious justifications and very secular interests at the heart.

The United States and the Issue of Iran-Saudi Arabia Rivalry

The United States and the Issue of Iran-Saudi Arabia Rivalry

The USA cannot take sides in a Shia-Sunni dispute. Yet it must take initiative through quiet diplomacy as only proactive diplomacy can defuse the Iran-Saudi tension.

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The Oil of Iran: Past and Present in Perspective

With vast oil and gas reserves to draw upon, Iran could transform itself into an energy superpower – yet there also remains a great deal of doubt.

Iran Is Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

Iran Is Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

Geostrategic reality, shrewd political moves and the short-sighted policies of its adversaries have enhanced the role of Iran in any future dispensation in Syria.

Middle East: Moving Towards a Sectarian Political Order?

Middle East: Moving Towards a Sectarian Political Order?

Sectarian violence has vitiated regional politics and foreign policies along sectarian lines. The fight between the Shi’ite and Sunni crescents is likely to continue.

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Why Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record Does Not Matter

In the context of the strained security situation in the Middle East and Europe it seems unlikely that human rights considerations will gain the upper hand.

Interview – Andy Wolff

Interview – Andy Wolff

Director Andy Wolff talks about piracy and acquisition of information by experience, through the many subjects he tackles in his documentaries – a useful reminder for IR.

Yemen: A Battle for Energy Supremacy

Yemen: A Battle for Energy Supremacy

Yemen is the amphitheatre where the gladiators will fight each other for the coveted prize of significant amount of resources, clout, and strengthened political will

Upgrading the Arab League by Establishing a Joint Military Force?

Upgrading the Arab League by Establishing a Joint Military Force?

It cannot be excluded that the initiative to build a Arab military force will share the fate of previous launches: a big announcement followed by a rather low performance

Is the Saudi-U.S. Relationship “Broken”?

Is the Saudi-U.S. Relationship “Broken”?

Despite misalignment on certain crucial issues, the Saudi-U.S. strategic alliance is not “broken”. Most of the main pillars of the relationship are still relevant.

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