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Saudi Arabia inches towards modernity with Prince Mohammed’s Initiatives

James M. Dorsey | Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s powerful deputy crown prince, is moving the country forward and to do so has put sports,...

Still no political resolution on Raheel Sharif and the Saudi Coalition

Political discourse remains divided on Raheel Sharif and Pakistan's involvement in the Saudi Military Coalition. On the one hand, after last weeks acerbic comments...

With Syrian attacks Trump launches his Queen on the chessboard

James M. Dorsey | One thing this week’s US air strikes in Syria highlight is the fact that the sands are continuously shifting as regional...

Saudi Arabia & Iran: A potential nuclear race in the making?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia is developing nuclear energy and potentially a nuclear weapons capability. The Saudi focus on nuclear energy serves several of...

Iran’s Strategic Move: Reveals its “Reservations” over the “Islamic Military Alliance”;...

GVS Analysis by Najma Minhas| Iran has finally publicly expressed clear reservations over the appointment of Pakistan's ex-Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif as the head...

Pakistan Grapples with the Middle Eastern Fault-Lines as Gen. Raheel Takes...

James M. Dorsey | With no troops to command and a Riyadh-based skeleton staff, General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s recently retired top commander, appeared to slide...

Let’s Spread Violence to “Eradicate” Violence – United States Way of...

David Swanson | The first point to point out is the idea that the Middle East is culturally a violent place that can be made...

Saudi needs Vision 2030 NOW: If it intends to survive in...

Saad Masood | Recently it was announced that Saudi Arabia generated a fiscal deficit of about $ 85 billion in the year 2016, which was...

Is PTI right in taking a position against Gen. Raheel Sharif...

Najma Minhas| Past three months speculation has been rife in the media about General Reheel Sharif going to Saudi Arabia as head of the Islamic...

US and Russian War Against ISIS in Middle East Threatens Turkish...

James M. Dorsey | US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to maneuver the...

Trump administration bans Laptops, Tablets & electronic devices on flights from...

David Shepardson & Mark Hosenball with News Desk Input Passengers travelling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than...

Pakistan Army engagement in Middle East: Walking a fine line between...

James M. Dorsey | Pakistan is emerging as an important military player in the Gulf as its struggles to balance complex relations with regional rivals...

Americans are invaders: Syrian President Assad

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with Chinese media, said that American troops deploying to the country are "invaders" because he hadn't given permission...

King Salman’s visit to China & Malaysia: What Saudis Want?

James M. Dorsey | Yet Salman’s geopolitical concerns go far beyond whether the US remains a reliable guarantor of regional security. Saudi Arabia is locked...

Did Arab spring revolutions achieve anything except discontent?

 Dr James M. Dorsey | Little has changed in much of the Middle East and North Africa. The youth bulge is bulging, accounting for one...

Saudi King Agrees to Trump’s suggestion on safe zones in Syria

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman, in a telephone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in...

Is a Russian and Turkish Alliance reshaping the world politics?

Mehmet Ozalp | The end of the Aleppo crisis and Syrian ceasefire has produced an unlikely alliance. The relationship between Russia, Turkey and Syria is...

Will Trump continue ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy to contain China?

Abdul Rahim | The U.S’s Pivot to Asia The inauguration of President Trump will restructure U.S foreign policy with a greater emphasis on controlling a ‘rising...

A Vision of Trump’s Middle East: Back to the Future

By James M. Dorsey President-elect Donald J. Trump’s, clearest indication yet of his policy approach towards the Middle East and North Africa, was tucked into...

How Kurdish hopes became Turkey’s fears

The Kurdish issue is undoubtedly Turkey’s most complex problem, both domestically and regionally. The resumption of armed conflict in July 2015 after a two-year...

Trump has come: America’s discontented show their power

Imran Khan | Nov 09, 2016 Today will be remembered as 11/9: Donald J. Trump stands victorious as the United States forty-fifth President and is...

Questions Over Intended Destination of Houthi Missile Attack

Editorial | Oct 31, 2016 THE Saudi-Houthi conflict took a dangerous turn as reports emerged on Friday that the Yemeni rebel group had fired a...

Are Libyans abandoning democracy in search of stability?

It has been nearly five years since Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed by Libyan rebels near his hometown of Sirte...

How Peres’ funeral highlighted rift among Israeli Arabs

The decision by Knesset members of the Joint List of predominantly Arab parties to boycott the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Sept....

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