Regions / Saudi Arabia
Although Hezbollah looks increasingly likely to weather Syria's civil war, blowback from hardline Sunnis at home may prove a longer-term challenge.
China’s good relations with states at odds with each other could yield results at the negotiating table soon.
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.
Ironically, a negotiated settlement between the United States and Iran could trigger yet another war in the Middle East.
Why did Saudi Arabia spurn the seat on the UN Security Council it finally won?
Hawkish U.S. Congress members and a new regional alliance between Israel and Saudi Arabia threaten upcoming talks between Iran and the P5+1.
As the Muslim Brotherhood scrambles to limit the regional damage to its influence, U.S. Middle-East policy is once again in disarray.
The United States military is its own worst enemy, "witch" burning, healthcare overseas, and other assorted errata.
The Washington Post, along with other news outlets, had by "an informal arrangement" agreed two years ago to suppress news of a secret Saudi drone base - at the request of the Obama administration.
Major media outlets once again sit on a big story at an administration's request.