Category Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Prepares For Iran Nuclear Deal

image-from-the-document-manager The Pulse of the Middle East gulf PULSE نبض الخليج US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman at Diriyah Farm in Diriyah, March 5, 2015. Kerry met Gulf Arab foreign ministers in Riyadh to brief them on progress in the nuclear talks with Iran and […]

Lure of the Caliphate

The New York Review Of Books Lure of the Caliphate Malise Ruthven Feb. 28, 2015 Art Resource Tombs of the Caliphs in Cairo, Egypt, circa 1880 It has now become clear that Barack Obama is under enormous pressure to intensify the campaign against ISIS. Last week, as the White House held a summit on countering […]

White House Taken Aback by New Defense Secretary’s “Team America” Meeting in Kuwait

An adult enters the room, and the ‘White House is taken aback.’ Somebody needs to take this White House ‘aback.’ White House Taken Aback by New Defense Secretary’s “Team America” Meeting in Kuwait The Obama White House staff and National Security Advisor were taken aback this week, when newly confirmed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter […]

The Complexities of the Nuclear Weapons Landscape

The Complexities of the Nuclear Weapons Landscape Rebeccah Heinrichs / February 07, 2014 / Leave a comment Two recently released government reports show that the worldwide nuclear threat is getting more complex and more dangerous. The Defense Science Board (DSB) report shows how hard it can be to develop plans for even monitoring the nuclear […]

Osama Bin Laden’s Files: The Arab Revolutions

Osama Bin Laden’s Files: The Arab Revolutions BY THOMAS JOSCELYN | March 3rd, 2015 | | @thomasjoscelyn archives/2015/03/osama-bin- ladens-files-the-arab- revolutions.php Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 11.46.02 AM As the so-called “Arab Spring” swept through the Muslim-majority world in 2011, some US officials and counterterrorism analysts proclaimed that al Qaeda had been left “on the […]

Russian Oil Output Will Dwindle Under Sanctions and Low Prices – LUKoil Executive Russian Oil Output Will Dwindle Under Sanctions and Low Prices – LUKoil Executive ReutersMar. 03 2015 18:25Last edited 20:40 Sergei Petrov / Vedomosti LUKoil co-owner Leonid Fedun said oil prices could rebound to $100 this year because of falling global output. LONDON — Russian oil output is expected to fall 8 percent in the […]

Dealing With A Bad Iranian Nuclear Agreement

DEALING WITH A BAD IRANIAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT PolicyWatch 2379. March 2, 2015 By James F. Jeffrey Read this article on our website: ****************************** Whether by advocating careful congressional action or simply waiting until a new administration is in place, those who question the president’s apparent Iran strategy will have several means of correcting course […]