By Amanda Kadlec Prospects for reconciliation among Libya’s warring factions are already at a nadir. The ongoing discord in the Persian Gulf is only harming those prospects. On one side is Khalifa Haftar, a well-financed former military commander backed by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates in the east. On the other is an ambiguous…
Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution’s Project on U.S Relations with the Islamic World. Dr. Hamid is the author, most recently, of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World (St. Martin’s Press). His previous book Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East…
Jamal Abdi is Executive Director of NIAC Action, a grassroots, civic action organization based in Washington D.C
Economically, geopolitically, and socially, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is at a precipice. With a failed foreign policy and an unclear economic outlook, the house of Saud cannot stand with firmness and cannot fall without total destruction.
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Marandi is an associate professor at the University of Tehran and an expert on North American studies and postcolonial literature.
Tunisia stands at a crossroad today. Five years after Tarek el-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vendor
Stephen J. Toope is Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian is a Research Scholar at the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
By Reza Akhlaghi Concepts & Thoughts Toronto, Ontario—Canada’s controversial sale of armoured fighting vehicles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the tune of $15 billion was a display of strategic disarray in Canadian foreign policy under the government of the former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
By Robert W. Jordan Concepts & Thoughts Dallas, Texas–This year the United Nations celebrated its 70th anniversary. It is also the 70th anniversary of the historic meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia in February 1945. During World War II, Saudi oil and air routes had been helpful to the war…