Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj) of Yesterday and Today
Religion

Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj) of Yesterday and Today

“They said, “O Zul-Qarnain, indeed Gog and Magog are [great] corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?” (Holy Quran al-Kahf 18:94) Introduction The following are short but comprehensive answers to queries concerning Gog and Magog (Arabic for Yajuj and Majuj) including:…

Islamabad Eyes New Chinese Naval Base in Pakistan as US, Saudi Influence Wanes
Military

Islamabad Eyes New Chinese Naval Base in Pakistan as US, Saudi Influence Wanes

Pakistan is renewing a 2011 call to the People’s Liberation Army Navy to construct and operate a naval base on its coast, according to a Pakistani diplomat. Islamabad needs an “equalizer” against India, the emissary noted in comments published at the Asia Times. “Previously, it was the US and Saudi Arabia… Now, it’s China,” he said. A recent…

Hired Gun: Is War with Iran Now Inevitable Under New Saudi Crown Prince?
Opinion

Hired Gun: Is War with Iran Now Inevitable Under New Saudi Crown Prince?

Israel and Washington seem to have been instrumental in the rise of Riyadh’s new leader, a hot-headed young royal who leaves a trail of havoc behind him. But can they control him? In the hilarious novel by Christopher Buckley, ‘Thank you for smoking,’ the central character, Nick Naylor, works for Big Tobacco as a chief spokesman….

Saudi Hijinks, US Policy Stinks
Opinion

Saudi Hijinks, US Policy Stinks

The whimsical Saudi rulers are playing musical chairs again, with the king’s favorite son jumping the succession queue in what some observers have called a “soft coup” to become heir to the oil kingdom throne. The medieval-like House of Saud has always been a lynchpin in US foreign policy for the Middle East. More so under President Donald Trump…