Read it later Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a hastily-arranged visit to the Middle East as the United States aims to muster support for new sanctions against Iran. By all accounts, the Iranian Mullahs miss Barack Obama who rolled over to empower their
Read it later There are two important events that happened recently to question the wisdom of the Saudi-Syrian strategy. One is President Trump asking the Saudis to pony up $4b to stabilize Syria (Which Saudi Arabia refuted). The other is the on-going tripartite summit in Ankara between Russia, Iran, and Turkey
Read it later In the minds of Arabs, the two words Saudi Arabia have always been synonymous with extreme conservative Islam. Whether it was their treatment of women, their public beheadings, or their corrupt religious Police roaming the streets with whips and sticks. Past Muslim eras and civilizations cemented the
Read it later Why Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), the crown prince consolidating his powers in Saudi Arabia, would purchase a western treasure for an absurd sum of money? He is not even an art collector, let alone an appreciator of any form of art at the tender age of 31.