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  • War in the Gulf

    Middle East / War in the Gulf

    "In a more conventional war scenario, wherein firepower is the determinant, Iran would be rendered dry of ammo much before rivals US, Saudi and Israel. Even if the Russians step in like they did in Syria, they will not be able to match the other side. However, the US will also face the same paradox it has faced before; of having to leave at some point in time..."

  •  Deal of the Century

    Middle East / Deal of the Century

    Arab states are now putting pressure on President Mahmoud Abbas to accept Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’. Though the Saudi king has warned of reverting from the deal after the US embassy move, the King has not made any public proclamation, which means another retraction may be possible.

  • The Khashoggi Question

    Middle East / The Khashoggi Question

    While there is little chance that MBS wil directly be charged for Khashoggi's murder, this is a turning point for Saudis in a fast-changing geo-economic world.

  • BRI and Saudia Arabia

    Middle East / BRI and Saudia Arabia

    The Saudis, after having to swallow the bitter pill of US-unilateralism, have eventually turned to diversification. While this diversification has been internal, including the construction of mega-cities, industry, medical and recreational hubs and new high-speed rail links, with which the Saudis hope to build a modern, industrial economy and millions of jobs — there has been an extensive external reach too.

  • Rigged Elections Are An American Tradition

    Paul Craig Roberts Special / Rigged Elections Are An American Tradition

    Elections are stolen at every level—state, local, and federal. Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley’s theft of the Chicago and, thereby, Illinois vote for John F. Kennedy is legendary. The Republican US Supreme Court’s theft of the 2000 presidential election from Al Gore by preventing the Florida vote recount is another legendary example.