Category Saudi Arabia

Trump Taps Retired General For Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

Trump Taps Retired General For Ambassador To Saudi Arabia https://thehill.com/policy/defense/416549-trump-taps-retired-general-for-ambassador-to-saudi-arabiaBY BRANDON CONRADIS AND BRETT SAMUELS – 11/13/18 06:34 PM EST © Getty Images President Trump has announced his intention to nominate retired Gen. John Abizaid to serve as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a key posting that comes amid heightened tensions between the longtime allies. Abizaid, who currently […]

The Next Great War: By Graham Allison

Excerpts: Opinion | The Next Great War The Washington Post · by Graham Allison · November 9, 2018 Fallen leaves are seen on small crosses planted in the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. Nov. 7, 2018. (Toby Melville/Reuters) Graham Allison is the former director of Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the […]

Strategic Comment Yemen’s Debilitating War

Strategic Comment Yemen’s debilitating warThe war in Yemen between Saudi- and UAE-backed government forces and Houthi rebels has become a humanitarian disaster, and an exercise in military futility.The civil war in Yemen – under way since 2014 between a mix of Saudi- and UAE-backed government forces and militias on one hand and Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels and […]

The Saudi Crown Prince’s Uncertain Fate: If He Loses Power – It Could Be By The Gentle Hand Of His Father; Or Like Caligula, In A Violent Overthrow

The Saudi Crown Prince’s Uncertain Fate: If He Loses Power – It Could Be By The Gentle Hand Of His Father; Or Like Caligula, In A Violent Overthrow http://www.fortunascorner.com      Karen Elliott House, a former publisher of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), and author of, “On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines — And Future,” published […]

Can MBS Survive The Khashoggi Assassination Fallout? Or Perhaps Even Consolidate His Power? Or, Be Assassinated Himself?

Can MBS Survive The Khashoggi Assassination Fallout? Or Perhaps Even Consolidate His Power? Or, Be Assassinated Himself? http://www.fortunascorner.com     Simply put, no one really knows, except MBS’s father, whether or not the young lion will survive the fallout from what appears to be the horrific murder of journalist and Saudi regime critic, Jamal Khashoggi.  The […]

Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know?

Analysis | Former U.S. Special Forces Were Reportedly Hired To Kill Yemen’s Leaders. Did The Government Know? The Washington Post · by Deborah Avant · October 19, 2018 The carcass of a car reportedly destroyed in an airstrike during clashes near the eastern entrance of the Yemeni city of Hodeida, as coalition forces seized rebel supply routes into […]

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi

The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal Khashoggi: By Dan Greenfield The Ugly Terror Truth About Jamal KhashoggiPosted: 15 Oct 2018 11:48 PM PDTIn high school, Jamal Khashoggi had a good friend. His name was Osama bin Laden. “We were hoping to establish an Islamic state anywhere,” Khashoggi reminisced about their time together in the Muslim Brotherhood. “We believed […]

Who Killed Jamal Khashoggi? And Why? Khasoggi’s Sources Inside The Kingdom Are Likely Being Rolled Up -Or Running For Their Lives

Who Killed Jamal Khashoggi? And Why? Khasoggi’s Sources Inside The Kingdom Are Likely Being Rolled Up -Or Running For Their Lives http://www.fortunascorner.com    Excerpt: One can also surmise the Khashoggi’s sources inside the Kingdom have been rolled up and are likely being tortured for additional information.  And, we’re not talking water-boarding.      Karen Elliott House […]

The Enemy Gets A Vote

Conclusion: The Enemy Gets a Vote By Kim Cragin, www.lawfareblog.comView OriginalSeptember 16th, 2018 Editor’s Note: Perhaps the biggest counterterrorism challenge facing the Trump administration is whether or not to keep a robust military presence in Syria now that the Islamic State has been forced underground. Kim Cragin of the National Defense University argues that the killing of jihadist leaders […]

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign

Trump Enlists Gen. Zinni For Quixotic Arab NATO Campaign By Geoffrey Aronson, www.theamericanconservative.comView OriginalSeptember 14th, 2018 A delegation of the Leaders of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Countries are seen Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Photo by: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead […]