Why the New ‘West Asia Quad’ Spells More Trouble for the Middle East

Why the New ‘West Asia Quad’ Spells More Trouble for the Middle East

In October 2021, the foreign ministers of India, Israel,the United Arab Emirates and the United Statesagreed to form a new informal bloc to expand trade and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia. The virtual summit prompted excited whispers in Israel and in India of the making of a new power group, a new “West Asia…

The I2U2 Framework Is Integral to India’s Multipolar Grand Strategy

The I2U2 Framework Is Integral to India’s Multipolar Grand Strategy

While some in the Alt-Media Community might not approve of India’s I2U2 partners, they should nevertheless accept that it’s in perfect alignment with that Great Power’s truly non-aligned and multipolar foreign policy. Biden’s trip to Israel saw him participate in a videoconference alongside counterparts from his host, India, and the UAE for the first-ever I2U2…

The Elephant in the Room: No One Is Discussing On UAE Missile and Drone Defense

The Elephant in the Room: No One Is Discussing On UAE Missile and Drone Defense

It is quite ironic with all of the discussion and attention by the United States and Israel in regards to the Iran Nuclear Peace Deal that a more dangerous discussion has not been included. When the United States President George W. Bush and his CIA concocted the WMD scandal in order to invade Iraq, the…

Why the Houthis are Taking the Fight to the UAE – Yemen’s War Just got More Complicated

Why the Houthis are Taking the Fight to the UAE – Yemen’s War Just got More Complicated

If Yemen remains an indecipherable puzzle for even the most astute of analysts, the Houthis’ decision of late to bring fire and brimstones to the UAE – a player who so far averted the ire of the movement by limiting its meddling to the southern part of the country, a region the Houthis have long…

Christmas Arrives in Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Plays Catch-Up in Religious Soft Power Rivalry

Christmas Arrives in Saudi Arabia as Kingdom Plays Catch-Up in Religious Soft Power Rivalry

Long banned, Christmas has finally, at least tacitly, arrived in Saudi Arabia; just don’t use the name in marketing or be ostentatious about your tree. Coffeeshops serving beverages in red cups with snowflakes on them are ok. So is the sale of soap bars named ‘Tis the Season and Vanilla Bean Noel. Christmas trees that…