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By Afro-Middle East Centre
Saudi-Qatari tensions and implications for the Persian Gulf
27 March 2014 | Tensions between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates on the one side, and Qatar on the other have intensified after the three states recalled their ambassadors from Qatar. This paper examines these dynamics as they unfold within the Gulf Cooperation Council, and discusses the implications for the Gulf region.

"We stand with Israel against Iran," recognizes Prince Al-Walid bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz
10 February 2014 | Walid Ben Talal Ben - Saudi Prince Al Abdel Azizgrand-son of King Ibn Saud, founder of Saudi Arabia.stated that "Saudi Arabia, the Arabs and Sunni Muslims approve an Israeli attack against Iran to destroy its nuclear program," adding that "the Sunnis support such an attack because they are hostile to Shiites and Iran ".

A sunni muslim woman’s Message to the House of Saouds (Video)
1 February 2014 | .

There is no "middle" in the Middle East today
Sharmine Narwani : The Saudis seem prepared to "set the region on fire" to attain their goals
20 January 2014 | Lebanon looks set to once again become the battleground for larger powers vying for regional supremacy. Today this fight has become existential.

Par Vladimir Alekseev
Persian Gulf turns into "internal Shiite Sea"
14 January 2014 | .

By Nicola Nasser
The Saudi-Israeli Marriage of Convenience against Syria and Iran
10 January 2014 | Obsessed with the “Iran threat,” which leads to its warmongering in Syria, Saudi Arabia is acting like a bull in a china shop, wreaking regional havoc in an already Arab fragile political environment and creating what George Joffe’ of Cambridge University’s Centre of International Studies, on last December 30, called the “second Arab cold war,” the first being the Saudi-led cold war with the Pan-Arab Egypt of Gamal Abdul Nasser since the 1960s.

By Patrick Cockburn
Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
14 December 2013 | Everyone knows where al-Qa’ida gets its money, but while the violence is sectarian, the West does nothing.

By Finian Cunningham
Saudi-US Row: Prince Bandar bin ‘Sulking’ Tries Old Bribe and Threat Trick Again
28 October 2013 | Historic allies, the United States and Saudi Arabia, are in the midst of a full-blown row, after the kingdom’s spy chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan threatened that their strategic liaison was on the rocks.

By Sharmine Narwani
“Bandar ibn Israel”
23 October 2013 | Israel and Saudi Arabia are keenly aware that the age of American hegemony is fast declining, and with it, their own regional primacy.

An interview by Kourosh Ziabari
Glenn Greenwald: The U.S. and Israel have made a joke of the Security Council
17 December 2012 | Glenn Greenwald is a prominent American journalist, author, lawyer and blogger. His writings and articles have appeared on several newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest and In These Times. Greenwald has received different awards including the first Izzy Award for independent journalism in 2009, and the 2010 Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary.

An analysis by Wassim Raad
Iraq: The defeat of the American empire
19 December 2011 | When the United States decided to invade and occupy Iraq, its government firstly adopted this step to impose unilateral hegemony over the world. The planners of this war based it on the intimidation of all the international powers competing with the US, while tearing apart the United Nations’ formula and all its foundations since its establishment, in terms of partnership in the decision-making process and the adoption of choices.

According to Ron Paul: US gave Iraq the green light to invade Kuwait
How Iraq Was Made into an Enemy in Order to "Redesign the Middle East
4 February 2011 | Rep. Ron Paul read the text below into the Congressional Record earlier this year. Paul’s statement provides additional evidence to the established fact the globalist, bonesman, and former CIA director George Bush Senior duped Saddam Hussein, exploited his dispute with Kuwait – accusing Kuwait of slant drilling its oil – and gave Hussein a green light to attack Kuwait.

An article by Khalid Amayreh
U.S is responsible for Egypt ’s election joke
1 December 2010 | There is no doubt that the United States is at least morally responsible for the scandalous election joke which took place in Egypt on 28 November. The brazen falsification of the Egyptian people’s will would not have occurred had it been for America’s unethical embrace of Mubarak’s regime.