Category Saudi Arabia

Technology And The Future Of War

David Maxwell’s Comment:  A warning we must heed (It may come down to M4 rifles, 45 cal pistols, paper maps, and compasses): If the Chinese would be unwilling to attack the US satellite system by exploding a nuclear weapon in space, they have already proven to have other means at their disposal: namely, antisatellite missiles […]

An Expert On Warfare Examines Centuries Of Evolving Mayhem

Excerpts: Freedman is eclectically curious not merely about the predictions of generals, spooks and nuclear strategists, but also novelists, from Arthur Conan Doyle — who in 1914 wrote a prescient potboiler about German submarines sinking British civilian ships — to a chilling 1958 novel of nuclear annihilation that became the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s film […]

After Niger, Is America’s ‘Light Footprint’ Counterterrorism Strategy Sustainable?

Excerpt: The question is whether the United States can tolerate this dissonance between what the public wants and the costs it is willing to bear to get it. How many shocks like Niger will it take for Congress and the public to become fully disillusioned with the light footprint? Right now, that approach seems to […]

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week

The Revolution Unfolds:  Saudi King To Step Down & Hand Power Over To His 32 Year-Old Son; King Salman Expected To Step Down Next Week http://www.fortunascorner.com      Saudi Arabia’s King Salaman “is planning to step down and announce his son as his successor next week,” according to a highly/well-placed source who spoke ‘exclusively,’ to […]

The Anti-Corruption Drive In Saudi Arabia Is Doomed To Fail According To Noted Middle East Journalist; Corruption Is Not Marginal To Keeping & Holding Political Power In The Desert Kingdom — Instead, It Is Central To Acquiring & Keeping It

The Anti-Corruption Drive In Saudi Arabia Is Doomed To Fail According To Noted Middle East Journalist; Corruption Is Not Marginal To Keeping & Holding Political Power In The Desert Kingdom — Instead, It Is Central To Acquiring & Keeping It    http://www.fortunascorner.com        Patrick Cockburn is not a neophyte when it comes to dispensing […]

Senior Saudi Figures Tortured And Beaten In Purge

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-senior-figures-tortured-and-beaten-saudi-purge-1489501498 EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge #SaudiPurge   Several detainees taken to hospital with torture injuries, while sources tell MEE scale of crackdown is bigger than authorities have revealed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has overseen arrest of hundreds of people, including senior royals, ministers and tycoons (AFP) David Hearst Last […]

To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead As Super Power Despite State Of Fatigue

INEGMA: Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Affairs (UAE) Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser. To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead as Super Power Despite State of Fatigue Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA 08 November, 2017 Over the past two decades, the world watched the United […]

Shifting Sands:  The Arab Spring Comes To The House Of Saud

Shifting Sands:  The Arab Spring Comes To The House Of Saud   www.fortunascorner.com      As folk singer Bob Dylan once sang, “things, they are a’changing.”  The Arab Spring which ushered in a wave of revolutionary uprisings in late 2010 across North Africa and Middle East — but, seemed to bypass the kingdom of Saudi […]

The Saudi Crown Prince Just Made A Very Risky Power Play

Excerpts: MBS has chosen what’s likely to be a popular target with younger Saudis. Corruption has enfeebled Saudi Arabia for generations, draining the royal treasury and impeding the modernization the crown prince says he wants. MBS is betting he can mobilize these younger Saudis, hungry for a new kingdom, against the older princes. He’s hoping […]

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal By David D. Kirkpatrick, www.nytimes.com View Original November 5th, 2017 Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men, was reportedly arrested in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Credit Ishara S.Kodikara/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Ishara S.Kodikara/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced […]