Category: Saudi Arabia

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Gareth Porter: Houthi arms bonanza came from Saleh, not Iran

The slack-jawed media approach to the story has produced the usual fog of misinformation and confusion

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Hooray for the Iran-US Deal – but watch out for Israeli-Saudi sabotage

There is gloom in the capitals of Washington’s two closest allies – Israel and Saudi Arabia

Solaiman M. Fazel: The War in Yemen is Political, Ecological: Forget Sunnis and Shiites

If Yemen is to achieve water and political security, the country has to overcome the deep historical grievances and implement a viable power sharing model

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Vijay Prashad: The Sultans of Arabia intervene in Yemen’s domestic conflict

With Yemen in danger of entering a new order outside Riyad’s control, Saudi Arabia had to act. All talk of Iranian proxies and Shia-Sunni divides obscures Yemen’s real conflict.

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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.

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