Saudi Arabia

Paul Jay on the US-Saudi ‘Special Relationship’

Paul Jay on the US-Saudi ‘Special Relationship’

October 16, 2018

The likely murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has inspired a new debate about the US’s “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia. TRNN’s Paul Jay and Ben Norton discuss why America sees the Saudi monarchy as a key player in its global empire, and the key role of arms sales and fossil fuels in geopolitics.

Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage

Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage

October 16, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. With Turkish investigators asserting that they have found further evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed when he visited the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Turkey appears to be leveraging the…

Duplicitous Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince

Khashoggi Picked the Wrong Prince

October 15, 2018

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi should be denounced. Professor As`ad AbuKhalil says western media’s uncritical praise of Khashoggi is unworthy, he was a loyal member of the Saudi propaganda apparatus and chose the wrong side of the House of Saud

The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen

October 15, 2018

By David William Pear   [Photo: WhatsuPic, “Expanded War, Hunger, Disease, Death in Yemen. No Big Deal to US”.] [First published by The Greanville Post]   “Only God can save our children”, say Yemeni fathers and mothers as they can do nothing but watch their children die, try to comfort them in their final agonizing…

Jamal Khashoggi rejiggers the Middle East at potentially horribly cost

Jamal Khashoggi rejiggers the Middle East at potentially horribly cost

October 11, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. At…

Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist's Disappearance?

Is the U.S. Complicit in Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance?

October 11, 2018

President Trump says the US is pressing Saudi Arabia for answers on the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But new questions are being raised about the US role after a Washington Post report that U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture and “lay hands on” Khashoggi. We speak to…

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

October 7, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Desperate for funding to fend off a financial crisis fuelled in part by mounting debt to China, Pakistan is playing a complicated game of poker that could hand Saudi Arabia a strategic victory in…

More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?

More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?

September 28, 2018

With 23 co-sponsors for a new measure that would withdraw U.S. forces from the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna says that ending the war is “now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party.” Bill co-sponsor Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee discusses the measure and whether…

'Stop the War!' - Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN

‘Stop the War!’ – Yemeni-Americans Condemn Trump and Saudi Arabia Outside UN

September 28, 2018

Yemeni-Americans called for an end to the US-Saudi war on their home, at a protest outside the United Nations General Assembly. Ben Norton reports

Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger conflagration

Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger conflagration

September 23, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this article is available at https://soundcloud.com/user-153425019/attack-in-iran-raises-spectre-of-a-potentially-far-larger-conflagration An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi Arabia and…