Saudi Arabia

Historic Yemen Vote: Despite Possible Veto, 'Great Leverage for Peace Talks'

Historic Yemen Vote: Despite Possible Veto, ‘Great Leverage for Peace Talks’

March 15, 2019

The Senate’s vote, invoking the War Powers Act and withdrawing U.S. support for the war in Yemen, could still be vetoed by Trump, but it can provide a way forward for ending this horrific war, say Shireen Al-Adeimi and Hassan El-Tayyab

Saudis’ Yemeni headache won’t go away if and when the guns fall silent

Saudis’ Yemeni headache won’t go away if and when the guns fall silent

February 24, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr Edited remarks at Stand with Yemen Symposium and Exhibition 23 February 2019 These are tough times for Saudi Arabia. The drama enveloping the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the brutal way…

File image of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. AP

Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations

February 18, 2019

By James M Dorsey / Firstpost. When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them. As a matter of principle, Prince Mohammed and Modi are…

Netanyahu Forms Alliances with Far-Right Authoritarian Leaders

Netanyahu Forms Alliances with Far-Right Authoritarian Leaders

January 26, 2019

Shir Hever says Netanyahu is abusing his image as a protector of the Jewish people, and cuts deals with far-right and anti-Semitic heads of state, absolving them of their racism towards Jews in exchange for their superficial support for the State of Israel. All this, to win the upcoming Israeli elections

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

January 7, 2019

Maya Evans, a Labour councillor in Hastings, Britain, is refusing food for two weeks in a hunger strike protest against the war on Yemen. She was inspired to enter politics after Jeremy Corbyn’s historic leadership victory

Activists on Hunger Strike Demanding an End to US-Saudi War on Yemen

Activists on Hunger Strike Demanding an End to US-Saudi War on Yemen

January 6, 2019

A dozen peace activists in NYC are refusing food for two weeks in a hunger strike calling for an end to US support for the war on Yemen and arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Will the New Congress End U.S. Allegiance to Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen?

Tulsi Gabbard

January 6, 2019
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard questions the policy of selling arms to Saudi Arabia, a country that is dropping bombs on innocent people and carrying out genocide on Yemeni People

Reality Asserts Itself – Bob Graham

January 6, 2019
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham explains why he persists in making the case that facts directly connect the Saudi government with 9/11 conspirators – a REPLAY of a 2013 interview by Paul Jay

Indian Muslims: A rich hunting ground for Middle Eastern rivals

January 5, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently declared that Turkey was “the only country that can lead the Muslim world,” he probably wasn’t only thinking of Middle Eastern and other Islamic states such as…

Saudi Arabia and the West’s right wing: A dubious alliance

January 2, 2019

By James M. Dorsey A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Traditionally focussed on ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim Islam, Saudi funding in the era of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has been streamlined and finetuned to ensure that it serves his geopolitical ambitions, primarily stymying the expansion of Iranian…