Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

The United States’ favoured autocrats

Henry Kissinger and Augusto Pinochet shaking hands Lawrence Davidson says the US does not care if its allies are murderers, corrupt thieves or racists as long as they help it spread capitalism, achieve resource reliability, and ensure security for its allies and strategic advantage over old enemies. Read more [...]

Is Saudi Arabia Zion?

Overlapping Israeli and Saudi flags As relations between Israel and the Al Saud family warm up, James Dorsey explores the prospects offered by long-forgotten research by Arab historian Kamal Salibi which concluded that “Judaism’s Zion was not located in Israel but in Saudi Arabia”. Read more [...]

The Saudi role in the  9/11 attacks

The Saudi-Bush connection Lawrence Davidson examines how Saudi Arabia, in the case of the 9/11 attacks, and Israel, in the case of the attack on the US intelligence ship, the USS Liberty, managed to get away with what were in effect acts of war against the United States. Read more [...]

What happens when Arab autocrats are left to fend for themselves?

Saudi-inflicted destruction in Yemen James M. Dorsey attributes Washington’s disengagement from Saudi Arabia to its refocus on Asia, and argues that Saudi attempts at regional leadership through sectarianism and war are doomed to fail for objective, structural reasons. Read more [...]

هل الأخلاق علم، أم دين، أم ماذا؟

Arabic word cloud منذر الهنداوي إلتقيت Read more [...]

Creating Frankenstein: The Saudi export of Wahhabism

Saudi Arabia and Islamist terrorism James M. Dorsey argues that Wahhabism may be the undoing of the Saudi state as it promotes domestic and regional strife and is increasingly acknowledged worldwide as the foundation of Islamic State and other Islamist terror groups. Read more [...]

Will the US fall for Saudi Arabia’s deliberate provocation?

Saudi King Salman Trita Parsi warns that if the US falls into the Saudi trap and sides with it against Iran, in a confrontation manufactured by Saudi Arabia, the price is likely to be the possibility of peace in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal. Read more [...]

من أين أتى كل هذا التطرّف؟

Saudi religious pupils مرةً أُخرى فجر شاب Read more [...]

John Bolton’s love of bombs

John Bolton Lawrence Davidson analyses US neo-conservative warmonger John Bolton's long track record, going back at least 47 years, of advocating war, mass murder and violations of international law, most recently against Iran. Read more [...]

The traditional Islamic roots of “Islamic State”

Saudi extremism Magdi Abdelhadi says only a fundamental reform of the way Islam is preached and taught in Arab countries would drain the swamp from which the likes of “Islamic State” grow and flourish. Read more [...]