August 7, 2012

Is Saudi Arabia on the Edge?

David Ignatius, Washington Post

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By appointing Prince Bandar bin Sultan as its new intelligence chief, Saudi Arabia has installed what looks like a war cabinet at a time of rising tensions with Iran and growing internal dissent from its Shiite minority.

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August 7, 2012
What Did the Arab Spring Change?
Adam Garfinkle, American Interest
Let's take a look around, shall we? Egypt remains in thrall to its military, and even if the Muslim Brotherhood manages to wrest control from it, that certainly portends no great success for democracy. Dr. Roy is as clear-eyed as... more ››
August 6, 2012
Afghanistan's Long Shadow over Syria
Shashank Joshi, Daily Telegraph
Proxy wars carry risks, and even those of us who are sympathetic to the rebel cause must recognise this. The shadow of Afghanistan, another country where Saudi Arabia and the United States cooperated to aid fragmented rebel... more ››