Category Archives: Saudi Arabia

Satellite Imagery Shows Saudi Armor Near Iraqi Border

The latest space snapshots of Saudi Arabia’s northern border region show the Kingdom bolstering the deployment of its troops with some substantial firepower. With conflict in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, everyone’s on edge in the Middle East. And none more … Continue reading

Posted in Chris B, English, International, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Devil’s Bargain: Wahhabism, Foreigners, & Power

by Major Chad M. Pillai. He is a Strategist in the U.S. Army who received his Masters in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The House of Saud and the state of Saudi … Continue reading

Posted in Chad M. Pillai, English, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Saudi-Iranian Détente and the Bahrain National Dialogue

by Brett Davis. Brett Davis is a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer. He also runs the blog ClearedHot and occasionally navigates Twitter. He holds an M.A. in International Relations from Northeastern University. His opinions are his own and do not … Continue reading

Posted in Bahrain, Brett Davis, English, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mind the Gap: Airpower in the Asia-Pacific Region

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

Posted in China, English, Indonesia, International, Iran, Paul Pryce, Proliferation, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

ISIS: Here to Stay! – Part 2/3

by Sascha Bruchmann. Sascha Bruchmann studied International Law and International Politics in Germany and in the US. He worked as an analyst, covering the MENA region. A geopolitical analysis of the larger situation in the Middle East reveals that the … Continue reading

Posted in English, International, Iran, Iraq, Sascha Bruchmann, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy, Syria, Terrorism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The United States and the Chaotic Middle East

by Dr. Gawdat Bahgat. Dr. Bahgat is professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Study. He is an Egyptian-born specialist in Middle Eastern policy, particularly Egypt, Iran, and the Gulf … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, English, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy, Syria, Turkey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Expanding Middle East Influence at America’s Expense?

When President Barack Obama canceled a joint military exercise with the Egyptians earlier this month in response to the army’s violent suppression of Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations, Russia was quick to announce that it would arrange for such a drill instead. … Continue reading

Posted in English, Nick Ottens, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria | 1 Comment

Saudi Arabia Concerned About Iraqi Unrest?

by Nick Ottens Saudi Arabia warned against sectarian “extremism” in neighboring Iraq last week when thousands of Sunnis took to the streets to protest against the Shia-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Prince Saud bin Faisal Al Saud, the … Continue reading

Posted in English, Iraq, Nick Ottens, Saudi Arabia | 1 Comment

Hält Pakistan für Saudi-Arabien zwei Atomwaffen bereit?

Seit über zwei Jahren suche ich vergeblich einen deutschsprachigen Autor, der mit deutschsprachigen sicherheitspolitische Artikeln bereichern würde. Ich bin hoch erfreut, dass Dr. Peter Forster einen ersten Artikel beigesteuert hat und würde mich freuen, wenn noch weitere Artikel folgen … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Pakistan, Peter Forster, Saudi Arabia, Security Policy | Tagged , | 1 Comment