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House of Saud

And Now For A Completely Different Travel Experience

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.31.2017 | Weird News

If only we were all Saudi princes and could fly in luxury ... with our 80 birds of prey in their seats ... and have nothing to fear from immigration o...

Saudi Arabia's Shrewd Gamble

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The government of Saudi Arabia has been roundly criticized for its brazen attempt to retain oil market share while driving the price of oil into the ground, its beheading of the Shi'ia cleric Nimr al-Nimr, and its war in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

Burying an Elder

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 07.09.2016 | Home
Mohammed Fairouz

The death of Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia was not unexpected. He had endured a debilitating illness for quite some time and, as a result, ha...

Mr. President, Release the 28 Pages

Michael Smerconish | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Zacarias Moussaoui has just upped the ante on the White House to release 28 top-secret pages from a congressional report pertinent to a possible Saudi role in the events of 9/11.

Washington Should Stop Slobbering Over Saudi Arabia: Vicious Frenemy Makes World More Dangerous

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The king has died. Long live the king. Saudi Arabia today is a medieval system whose horrid human rights practices match its antiquated political system.

Is the U.S. Losing Saudi Arabia to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.

The Simmering Rivalry Between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

Qatar and Saudi Arabia have challenged each other for greater influence across the Middle East and North Africa since the Arab Awakening began by placing bets on different horses.

Understanding Syria: How a Cold Front Chilled the Damascus Spring

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 08.28.2013 | Home
Zaman Stanizai

Why has all the political punditry failed in predicting an end to the Syrian crisis and why have the experts repeatedly miscalculated the fall of the regime in Damascus?

The Kingdom -- and Washington -- at Sea

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.30.2011 | Home
Michael Brenner

Circumstantial evidence suggests that the Obama people have no comprehensive strategy. Instead, our policies bounce around like a pin-ball that is impelled by one of our four preoccupations: Israel, Iran, 'the war on terror' and oil.

Former Dictator Seeks Housing/Long Term Exile

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

If Hosni Mubarak were logging into Craiglist these days, it might look something like this. Click on image to make it larger....

The Stupidity of Saudi Senior Clerics

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

Although the Saudis did rid their society of Al Qaeda after seeing the error of their ways in fanning pan-Islamic jihadism, they have failed to see any issues with the continual oppression of women.