Stratfor looks at the strange Saudi – Israel alliance

Saudi - Israel map

Summary: Here Stratfor looks at the long-rumored tacit alliance between Saudi Arabia and Israel -- against Iran. It has slowly grown for years, and has already had great force on the region. Combined with its third member, the United States, they can reshape the Middle East. Or at least try to do so. In the … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the strange Saudi – Israel alliance

A girl goes wild in Saudi Arabia, pointing to its future

Khulood Al Yafie

Summary: In 2013 I wrote that western civilization was an irresistible force that would sweep through the Islamic world from end to end. Now Saudi Arabia fights the tide. Here Fatimah Baeshen tells how the Princes responded to a challenge by a pretty girl. It reveals much about their future. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knows … Continue reading A girl goes wild in Saudi Arabia, pointing to its future

Ali Shihabi explains what the media won’t about Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia flag

Summary: This is the best analysis I have seen of the recent events in Saudi Arabia, which will shake the region and perhaps the world. It is by someone with deep knowledge of that nation. It is a perspective seldom seen in the US news media -- but which matches the known facts and is … Continue reading Ali Shihabi explains what the media won’t about Saudi Arabia

Stratfor explains this week’s coup in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman

Summary: This week's events in Saudi Arabia might further destabilize this key region. Here Stratfor cuts through the fog of misinformation to explain what we know -- and what might happen next. "... sweeping change in Saudi Arabia has historically required consensus among the ruling family. But that system now seems to have run its … Continue reading Stratfor explains this week’s coup in Saudi Arabia

Stratfor on the Saudi’s political intrigue (bigger and more interesting than ours)

Saudi Princes

Summary: The latest news about intrigues among the Saudi Princes are entertaining, might effect the course of world history, and put Washington's palace intrigues in perspective. Mohammed bin Salman is a happy man, heir to much of the world's power. "The Saudi Royal Family's Laundry Gets a Public Airing" Stratfor, 20 June 2017. What happens … Continue reading Stratfor on the Saudi’s political intrigue (bigger and more interesting than ours)