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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..."

  • 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.

  • The Red Sea Clog-Up

    Middle East / The Red Sea Clog-Up

    The narrow Red Sea corridor has been a vital trade route for centuries, big powers have ensured their dominance on this region and this is a story of how they have and still manipulate the lives of the people living along the Red Sea

  • 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.