Category UAE

The KGB Playbook For Infiltrating The Middle East

The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East By Michael Weiss, www.thedailybeast.com View Original December 28th, 2017 This is the second article in a three-part series based on never-before-published training manuals for the KGB, the Soviet intelligence organization that Vladimir Putin served as an operative, and that shaped his view of the world. As former Director of […]

The UAE Is Paying Ex-CIA Officers To Build A Spy Empire In The Gulf

The UAE is paying ex-CIA officers to build a spy empire in the Gulf By Jenna Mclaughlin, www.stripes.com View Original December 21st, 2017 Not far from the northeastern Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, in a typical modern Gulf villa framed on one side by an elegant swimming pool, Westerners are teaching Emiratis the tools of modern spycraft. […]

Russia Crosses The Euphrates: Implications

  RUSSIA CROSSES THE EUPHRATES: IMPLICATIONS by Andrew J. TablerPolicy Alert September 18, 2017 By helping Assad’s forces bridge the river, Moscow is increasing the risk of direct confrontation while obstructing U.S. efforts to defeat IS, stabilize eastern Syria, and limit Iranian arms transfers. READ THIS ITEM ON OUR WEBSITE The Russian Ministry of Defense announced […]

The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West

Bing West is always worth reading.  RCP, fortunascorner The Middle East: Terrorism Forever? By Bing West, www.hoover.org View Original July 26th, 2017 Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives. The short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. […]

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region

CENTCOM Commander Votel Steels For Next Chapter In World’s Most Dangerous Region Howard Altman, Times Staff Writer Friday, July 14, 2017 1:34pm www.tampabay.com View Original July 14th, 2017 Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Tampa Bay Times in his office at MacDill Air […]

Four Arab Nations Sever Diplomatic Ties With Qatar, Exposing Rift In Region

Of note, the 5, worst of the worst of the GTMO detainees were sent to Qatar as part of the Berghdal release.  RCP Four Arab Nations Sever Diplomatic Ties With Qatar, Exposing Rift In Region By Kareem Fahim, www.washingtonpost.com View Original June 5th, 2003 Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, talks to Sheikh Mohammed bin […]

Full Speech: POTUS Trump Address In Saudi Arabia

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN SAUDI ARABIA http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/334454-full-speech-president-donald-trump-address-in-saudi FULL SPEECH: President Donald Trump address in Saudi Arabia BY THE HILL STAFF – 05/21/17 12:00 PM EDT 32 26 181   Autoplay: On | Off I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received […]

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia

Trump To Unveil Plans For An ‘Arab NATO’ In Saudi Arabia By Josh Rogin, www.washingtonpost.com View Original May 17th, 2017 President Trump meets with Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on March 14. Photo by: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out […]

Trump’s Foreign Policy, With the Press Distracted, Is Starting To Cohere

Trump’s Foreign Policy,  With the Press Distracted,  Is Starting To Cohere By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun | March 21, 2017   Though it is hard to believe some days, the political atmosphere in Washington is slowly settling down. The Democrats drone tiresomely on, battering the piñata that there is no evidence that President Obama tapped candidate […]

OPEC’s Misleading Narrative About World Oil Supply

  AP Photo/Hasan Jamali Exhaust rises from an oil facility in the desert field of Sakhir, Bahrain, Septe More…  POLICY BRIEF – Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center OPEC’s Misleading Narrative About World Oil Supply Author: Leonardo Maugeri | March 2017 At a time when energy market headlines focus mainly on OPEC cuts, observers may be forgiven for […]