By mediating conflicts and combining their assets in the Horn of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are slowly cementing an arc of political influence across the region.
Tag: Saudi Arabian foreign policy
Jordan’s economic, demographic and geographic characteristics have left the country vulnerable to mass protests and external pressure that can only be overcome by a comprehensive reform program.
The success of Mohammed Bin Salman’s “revolution” hinges on neither local nor foreign politics, but on whether Vision 2030 can create jobs for the Saudi youth.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince pushes for big changes at home and abroad, while consolidating his grip on power.
All parties in the Qatar crisis are learning important lessons about the business of statecraft, which will benefit them all in the long run.
It might be useful to step back from examining any one conflict and instead simply try to identify larger historical and political patterns that help us understand the players and the issues at stake.
The Trump administration pageant moves to the Middle East.
The contradictions of U.S. foreign policy could lead to renewed tensions with Gulf leaders.
A victory in the civil war, by either side, is unlikely to bring peace.
Regional competition and the lack of a cooperation strategy with its neighbors are compounding Saudi Arabia’s inability to act as an oil price setter.
Along with Saudi Arabia and Iran, Hezbollah and the U.S. risk being pulled further into Yemen’s civil war.
Blaming Saudis and Americans for civilian casualties and growing extremist violence, Yemenis are upping their own media and military campaigns.
Saudi Arabia is supporting an ever wider range of Yemeni actors willing to fight the Houthis, but their political ambitions and regionally limited capabilities are at odds with the kingdom’s interest in a unified Yemen.