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The Decapitation Effect
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The Decapitation Effect
April 16, 2020

In Brasilia, as in Washington and London we see welcome signs of reality belatedly breaking in to shatter the old fantasies. The political leadership of the world is being transformed.

Will Quiet Middle East Last? Or Is It Lull Before Next Storm?
April 14, 2020

No time is more dangerous than when things get too quiet in a dangerous neighborhood, writes Martin Sieff.

Will Quiet Middle East Last? Or Is It Lull Before Next Storm?
World
The Battle for the Saudi Royal Crown
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The Battle for the Saudi Royal Crown
March 16, 2020

The political consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are already vast because its advance, and the desperate measures taken to combat it, entirely dominate the news agenda and will go on doing so for the foreseeable future, although it is in the nature of this unprecedented event that nothing can be foreseen.

A Tale of Two Princes
November 27, 2019

The two princes have many characteristics in common: both have a reputation for arrogance, ignoring expert advice and showing startlingly poor judgement in taking decisions. The result has been a dismally unsuccessful record for both men.

A Tale of Two Princes
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Houthis Rout Saudi Military – End Of The Road For MbS?
Houthis Rout Saudi Military – End Of The Road For MbS?
October 1, 2019

The Saudi military appears to have suffered an historic defeat with a Houthi trap capturing up to three Saudi brigades. Houthis claim 500 Saudi fighters killed and 2,000 Saudi fighters captured. Is this latest Saudi loss the end of the road for presumptive heir to the throne, Mohammad bin Salman?

The Deeper Meaning in a Lost War
August 19, 2019

It is now no longer conceivable that MbS can deliver what Trump and Netanyahu desired. Does this then mean that the US confrontation with Iran, and Jared Kushner’s Deal of the Century, are over? No.

The Deeper Meaning in a Lost War
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A Tale of Two Probes: Khashoggi Murder and MH17 Downing
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A Tale of Two Probes: Khashoggi Murder and MH17 Downing
June 24, 2019

The stark, brutal reality is the Trump administration has no interest in sanctioning the Saudi rulers – even though its own intelligence agency and the UN report this week have laid responsibility for Khashoggi’s murder on the state at the highest level.

Trump’s Foreign Policy: Do Whatever Netanyahu & Prince Salman Want
March 26, 2019

America’s alliances reflect the interests of America’s billionaires, and that’s all. America’s military represents them, and that’s all. Today’s America is fundamentally different from FDR’s America.

Trump’s Foreign Policy: Do Whatever Netanyahu & Prince Salman Want
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