Aden and the STC: 3 Views

Saudi forces on patrol in Aden, 2015. Ahmed Farwan Three recent op-eds in three separate Saudi papers (Okaz, Al-Sharq al-Aawsat, Al-Jazirah) on recent developments in Aden. Events in Aden – why now? Perhaps the events in Aden were linked to the reports of behind-the-scenes efforts underway to reach international understandings aimed at reigning in some … Continue reading Aden and the STC: 3 Views

UAE/Yemen in Saudi Papers (July 8-Aug. 8)

Still playing around with this blog - for now, I'll just be posting collections of articles on specific topics. Saudi soldier from the First Brigade Airborne near to Emirates soldier (saudi88hawk, Wikimedia) It has been about a month since Emirati officials confirmed the UAE’s “drawdown” from war in Yemen, following initial reports by Reuters based … Continue reading UAE/Yemen in Saudi Papers (July 8-Aug. 8)

KSA Papers: 6.22-6.29, 2019

Iranian Air Forces renew their pledge of allegiance with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. 2017, khamenei.ir UN Report on the Death of Jamal Khashoggi "What is always happens is that the hostile media has its material ready and its agenda set, as in the case of the report of the UN Rapporteur on Wednesday. The … Continue reading KSA Papers: 6.22-6.29, 2019

MBS Interview: 6.15.2019

"Mohammed bin Salman to «Al-Sharq al-Awsat»: Iran's recent attacks require a firm stance from the international community," interview with Ghassan Cherbal, Al-Sharq al-Awsat, 6.15.2019 Unofficial translation, some sections rearranged for thematic reasons.[Update: official translation available here: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1769696/mohammed-bin-salman-asharq-al-awsat-we-don%E2%80%99t-want-war-we-won%E2%80%99t-hesitate-dealing ] Major sections: IranJamal KhashoggiYemenPIFAramco IPO Iran The region has recently witnessed serious disturbances that threaten the security … Continue reading MBS Interview: 6.15.2019

KSA: June 8-14, 2019

Saudi Papers in Translation Key topics: Qatar and HBJ Interview with the TelegraphU.S. media reports on Saudi missile developmentPotential for confrontation with Iran Qatar and HBJ "In the midst of Qatar's two-year-old celebrations of its "glorious achievements"... what really matters to its neighbors is that they have achieved a large part of their objectives of … Continue reading KSA: June 8-14, 2019