After the Chinese-brokered rapprochement between Saudi Araba and Iran, another diplomatic coup is unfolding in the Middle East. This one is orchestrated by the Russians.
Tag: Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman
OPEC’s Body Blow to Biden
M.K. Bhadrakumar says the OPEC+ decision could change the security picture in West Asia more than anything since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Caitlin Johnstone: Teaching MbS Manners
When the U.S. wants to reform certain murderous foreign leaders it can simply provide them with private seminars, according to an addled imperialist think tanker quoted by Politico.
How MbS Ended Saad Hariri’s Political Career in Lebanon
Saad Hariri never mastered the complicated Lebanese political game, and as long as MbS rules Saudi Arabia, Hariri will be banned from Lebanese politics, write As’ad AbuKhalil.
THE ANGRY ARAB: The Rise and Fall of Aljazeera
There was an inevitable conflict in the roles of the Arab television network that inexorably led to its decline, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Saudis Provoke Another Lebanese Crisis
The Saudi-UAE alliance wants to protect the Israeli flank from a powerful resistance movement with regional extensions, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
Saudi Women’s Rights Activists Pull Back Curtain on Crown Prince
The case of Loujain al-Hathloul and others is embarrassing for MBS, who wants Western allies to consider him a reformer, say Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold.
THE ANGRY ARAB: The Saudi Crown Prince’s Crippled Agenda
From launching a war on Yemen to having Jamal Khashoggi murdered, As’ad AbuKhalil sizes up the magnitude of MbS’s miscalculations.
Trump’s Persian-Gulf Car Crash
Trump has taken an insane U.S. policy towards Iran and make it even crazier, writes Daniel Lazare.
The Great Saudi Muddle
Two U.S. Senate resolutions last week have resulted in a ball of confusion, one that tries to distance the U.S, from a murderous Saudi prince while at the same time demanding closer relations with the government he heads.