Here’s Why Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want International Control Over the Two Holy Mosques
Opinion

Here’s Why Saudi Arabia Doesn’t Want International Control Over the Two Holy Mosques

Saudi Arabia threateningly accused Qatar of “declaring war” on the Kingdom for supposedly calling for the Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina to be placed under international control. Qatar denies that it ever issued such a statement, but that didn’t prevent the Saudis from reacting in a very harsh way by framing the idea as…

Between Cersei and Daenerys
Opinion

Between Cersei and Daenerys

-Will he sign, or won’t he? – Moscow’s John Bull pub customers tried to second-guess the US President. The pub on the Nikitsky Boulevard in the centre of Moscow is a good watering hole that is frequented by the Foreign Office minor officials and sundry intelligentsia. – He won’t sign his own surrender, fervently said…

20 Years After the East Asian Crash – Is History Repeating Itself?
Opinion

20 Years After the East Asian Crash – Is History Repeating Itself?

Twenty years ago, a run on the Thai currency triggered a financial crisis that quickly devastated the economy of the entire region, sinking the currencies of Thailand, Indonesia, and South Korea and ultimately spreading as far as Russia and Brazil. Far from ‘lessons being learned’, history looks worryingly set to repeat itself. On July 22,…

U.S. Troops Flow into Yemen and More are Probably on the Way
Military

U.S. Troops Flow into Yemen and More are Probably on the Way

More U.S. troops entered Yemen this week escalating ground operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). And according to the Pentagon, additional troops are likely to follow. Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis has not ruled out sending additional troops to Yemen shortly, possibly even in a matter of weeks. U.S. and U.A.E. Troops Push AQAP Out…