Category: Saudi Arabia

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf’s fire

Foreign states that go to war in Yemen usually come to regret it

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Paul Street: Oil, Empire, and False Paradox

Washington’s Contrasting Responses to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chavez

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David Swanson: The Key That Is the Saudi Kingdom

War is not something the U.S. government is forced into, but something it chooses

Alex Doherty: Tragic Kingdom – Reflections on Saudi Arabia

One of the most repressive societies on earth may well be living on borrowed time

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Glenn Greenwald: Obama’s Reaction to the Deaths of King Abdullah and Hugo Chávez

Compare and contrast

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Medea Benjamin: ‘Flogging for Blogging’ Official Saudi Policy

Raif Badawi was sentenced by a Saudi court to 1,000 floggings, as well as ten years in prison and a fine of $266,000. Badawi’s crime? Blogging.

Andrew Scott Cooper: Why Would the Saudis Deliberately Crash the Oil Market?

Simple: to undermine Tehran

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Patrick Cockburn: As executions rise, allies must focus more closely on warring anti-IS forces

In many respects the situation in Saudi Arabia is getting worse rather than better

Toby C. Jones: Our Friends in Riyadh

While it has sometimes bristled at American policy over the last decade, Riyadh remains committed to its relationship with Washington

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Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

The Underrated Saudi Connection

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