It was a busy weekend for military analysts and political commentators in Israel. On Friday, Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah spoke on TV, accusing Saudi Arabia of wanting to push Israel into a war with Lebanon. At the same time he warned Israel, the arch enemy, of … [Read more...] about Israel caught between the fronts of Saudi Arabia’s conflict with Iran
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Largely ignored by the rest of the world, heavy fighting has been going on in the tiny city of Awamiya in eastern Saudi Arabia for three months: Satellite images show that entire sections of the city have been destroyed. Images of firefights and flattened buildings are making the … [Read more...] about Is Saudi Arabia waging war on its Shiite minority?
Saudi Arabia said it would buy 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radars from US contractors. The sale can go ahead if the US Congress does not object within 30 days. It is part of a $110 billion … [Read more...] about US approves possible $15 billion THAAD anti-missile system sale to Saudi Arabia
The conflict in Syria is escalating again. Peace talks had barely begun and then were quickly shelved. Saudi Arabia would like to demonstrate its resolve as a regional power. An adviser to Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud has even said that … [Read more...] about Opinion: Saudi Arabia has a dangerous love of adventure
It is to be one of the biggest projects the Middle East has ever seen: A technology park and a new city with the futuristic name, "Neom." What Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced in Riyadh sounded nothing short of spectacular: A new, hyper-modern city, built … [Read more...] about Opinion: Saudi Arabia – progress, or megalomania?