May 6, 2014

Saudi Arabia's Goodbye Wave to America

Faisal Al Yafai, The National


When one of the most powerful militaries in the Middle East holds the largest military exercise in its history, the region and allies would be wise to look beyond the explosions and manoeuvres at the political intent.

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TAGGED: United States, Iran, Middle East, Saudi Arabia


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