Category Qatar

More Provocations Between U.S. Naval Vessels & Iran’s Navy — This Time, Shots Were Fired; Iran Likely Using Film Footage Of These Confrontations On Social Media As Part Of An Influence Operations Campaign

More Provocations Between U.S. Naval Vessels & Iran’s Navy — This Time, Shots Were Fired; Iran Likely Using Film Footage Of These Confrontations On Social Media As Part Of An Influence Operations Campaign   http://www.fortunascorner.com        Numerous news outlets are reporting this evening that there have been several more provocative incidents initiated by […]

Saudi Financial Crisis ‘Could Leave Oil At $25’ As Contractors Face Being Paid In IOUs

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/22/saudi-financial-crisis-could-leave-oil-at-25-as-contractors-face/ Saudi Financial Crisis ‘Could Leave Oil At $25’ As Contractors Face Being Paid In IOUs While crude prices have rallied 80pc to almost $50 a barrel since mid-February, this has not yet been enough to ease Saudi Arabia’s financial crunch Ambrose Evans-Pritchard 22 May 2016 • 8:40pm Saudi Arabia faces a vicious liquidity squeeze as […]

The 30-Year-Old Saudi Revolutionary

 http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-30-year-old-saudi-revolutionary-1462919911  The 30-Year-Old Saudi Revolutionary Mohammed bin Salman, deputy crown prince, is pushing an agenda of social and economic change. By Karen Elliott House May 10, 2016 6:38 p.m. ET It is testing time for the House of Saud. Until last year, the monarchy had been treading water for half a century under the leadership […]

A Guide To Saudi Arabia’s Plan To Reorganize Its Government

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-07/a-guide-to-saudi-arabia-s-plan-to-reorganize-its-government A Guide to Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Reorganize Its Government Vivian Nereim viviannereim May 7, 2016 — 8:24 PM BST Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz ·         Oil minister, central bank head replaced in significant shift ·         Changes in line with `Saudi Vision 2030′ announced in April Saudi Arabia’s King Salman […]

Saudi Arabia’s Powerful Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi Is Fired

http://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabias-powerful-oil-minister-ali-al-naimi-is-fired-1462632035 Saudi Arabia’s Powerful Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi Is Fired Departure is part of wider government reshuffle Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in Sudan on May 4. PHOTO: REUTERS By Ahmed Al Omran The Wall Street Journal Updated May 7, 2016 11:55 a.m. ET RIYADH—Saudi Arabia fired long-serving oil minister Ali al-Naimi on Saturday, dismissing […]

The Giant Al Qaeda Defeat That No One’s Talking About

. politico.com  Read Later The Giant Al Qaeda Defeat That No One’s Talking About With little notice, the Saudis and UAE knocked out a key Al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen. By Michael Morell May 02, 2016 Read more: http://www.politico.com/ magazine/story/2016/05/us- middle-east-victory-al-qaeda- 213864#ixzz47Xt8wvVR   2 min read  original Something significant and positive just happened in the Middle East, […]

Why The U.S. & Saudi Arabia Still Need Each Other

brookings.edu Mr. Obama Goes To Riyadh: Why The United States and Saudi Arabia Still Need Each Other Bruce Riedel | April 14, 2016 5:08pm April 14, 2016  5 min read  original The relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has been deteriorating since 2000 due to serious and fundamental differences on Israel, democracy, Iran, and other […]

Oil’s Grand Bargain Falls Victim To Saudi Arabia’s Iran Fixation; Oil Prices Plunge On The News

Oil’s Grand Bargain Falls Victim To Saudi Arabia’s Iran Fixation; Oil Prices Plunge On The News www.fortunascorner.com       That’s according to Bloomberg News.  Elena Maznerva, Wael Mahdai, and Grant Smith, writing on the April 17, 2017 edition of the website, note that “in the end, the outcome of Sunday’s summit of all 16 […]

Qatar Wants To Buy Dozens Of U.S. Warplanes; Why Won’t Washington Sell Them?‎

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/29/qatar-wants-to-buy-dozens-of-u-s-warplanes-why-wont-washington-sell-them/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New Campaign&utm_term=*Editors Picks   REPORT Qatar Wants to Buy Dozens of U.S. Warplanes. Why Won’t Washington Sell Them?‎ The White House can’t decide whether to sign off on a multibillion-dollar arms deal with the Persian Gulf kingdom, a sometime ally that has close ties to Islamist militants and Iran. BY DAN DE LUCE‎ MARCH 29, 2016 […]