Why the US and Israel Are Working So Hard to Stop Saudi-Iran Rapprochement
Opinion

Why the US and Israel Are Working So Hard to Stop Saudi-Iran Rapprochement

The Iranian revolution, which took place 41 years ago this week, was not the only seismic event to shake the Gulf and the Middle East that year. In November 1979, Juhayman al-Otaibi, a former corporal in the Saudi National Guard, seized the Ka’aba in Mecca with a Salafi armed group proclaiming the arrival of al-Mahdi, the…

The Mideast’s Place in Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership
Opinion

The Mideast’s Place in Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership envisages the supercontinent peacefully coming together in the shared interests of peace, stability, and development, brought about by Moscow’s “balancing” strategy in recent years which was first practiced in the Mideast region, one of the most important areas of the world for the success of this hemispheric construct. *** The Greater…

World War III’s Newest Battlefield: U.S. Troops Head for the Arctic
Opinion

World War III’s Newest Battlefield: U.S. Troops Head for the Arctic

In early March, an estimated 7,500 American combat troops will travel to Norway to join thousands of soldiers from other NATO countries in a massive mock battle with imagined invading forces from Russia. In this futuristic simulated engagement — it goes by the name of Exercise Cold Response 2020 — allied forces will “conduct multinational…