Category: Saudi Arabia

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Richard Falk: A Weak UN Ensures a Weak Secretary General

As an organization of states, the UN fails to address the agendas of the peoples of the world

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Sonali Kolhatkar: The Real 9/11 Conspiracy

Our post-9/11 military incursions all point to the singular fact that the “War on Terror” has been a “War of Terror”

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Medea Benjamin: Israel and Saudi Arabia: Strange Bedfellows in the New Middle East

Some say it’s good for Israel and Saudi Arabia to bury the hatchet and find common ground. But peace in the Middle East won’t be furthered by the causes they’re collaborating on

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Patrick Cockburn: Saudi Arabia is about to attempt its own version of Mao’s Great Leap Forward

Prince Mohammed bin Salman is naively opting for the sort of radical economic reform that will be impossible to implement and will de-stabilise his country

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Robert Fisk: Saudi efforts to ‘modernise’ its economy away from oil are just PR tactics

For years, oil analysts have suggested that Saudi reserves are nothing like the kingdom claims them to be

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Robert Fisk: Obama knows 9/11 was linked to Saudi Arabia – its massive oil reserves are behind his official visit

Saudi Arabia’s million barrel a day output, plus its strategic location in the Middle East, means the West must pay obeisance to the regional head-choppers

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Medea Benjamin: President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheading

One concrete outcome that President Obama could pursue on his visit to Saudi Arabia is saving the lives of three Shia youth sentenced to be executed

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Vijay Prashad: Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are Suddenly Involved in a Tense Geopolitical Drama

There’s a reason we’re suddenly talking about 9/11 all over again

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Juan Cole: Thousands protest Gov’t in Egypt over Saudi Hegemony

Thousands of Egyptians came into the streets Friday in the first major demonstrations in 2 and a half years, to protest the bestowal of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir on Saudi Arabia

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Juan Cole: 3 Surprising reasons Saudi Arabia may be getting out of the Oil Business

Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman announced Friday that Saudi Arabia would use its oil assets to back a $2 trillion sovereign wealth fund. The move suggested to many observers that the kingdom is preparing for a likely end of the petroleum business and transitioning to being primarily an investor. While it is true that Read more…

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