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Masquerading Reforms: The Tricks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Masquerading Reforms: The Tricks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

The surgical dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi has sent the military establishments of several countries into a tizz.   Arms manufacturers are wondering whether this is an inconvenient blip, a ruffling moral reminder about what they are dealing with.  Autocratic regimes indifferent to the lives of journalists are wondering whether the fuss taken about all this is merely the fuss endured, till[Read More…]

A undated handout image released by the Institute of of Mohamad Bin Salman (MISK) on January 23, 2015 shows Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the son of Saudi Arabia newly appointed King Salman, attending an event an unknown location in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on January 23, 2015 and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam, who named one of his sons, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as defence minister, according to a royal decree. He also named Prince Mohammed as the head of the royal court and special advisor to the monarch, said the decree published by state news agency  AFP PHOTO / HO / MISK == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/HO/MISK" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == / AFP PHOTO / MISK / HO

Saudi Arabia And Israel: The New ‘Friends With Benefits’

International politics often seems like a subplot straight out of Game of Thrones, with its numerous alliances, strategic agreements and rhetoric of (and sometimes, actual) war. The latest development in this ever-changing game of alliances is the Saudi crown prince’s recent remarks on Israel. In a recent interview on his tour of the United States, Prince Mohammed bin Salman said[Read More…]

New War Drums Out Of Saudi Arabia

New War Drums Out Of Saudi Arabia

  During its zenith the Ottoman Empire extended over parts of three continents; Europe, Asia and Africa. Its rule had also spread over the Arab World in the Middle Eastern region for long four centuries. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire the Western colonial powers (the Illuminati, the Hidden Hand, the Khazars, the Rothschilds, the Zionists or whatever you[Read More…]

Saudi Crown Prince Charges Iran With “Act Of War”

Saudi Crown Prince Charges Iran With “Act Of War”

Hot on the heels of purging his main rivals for the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has dramatically ratcheted up tensions in the Middle East, accusing Iran of an “act of war.” This makes clear that the consolidation of power in the hands of the most hardline, anti-Iranian faction of the Saudi royal family threatens to trigger a[Read More…]

In A Major Power Shakeup: Saudi King Appoints His Son Mohammed bin Salman As New Crown Prince

In A Major Power Shakeup: Saudi King Appoints His Son Mohammed bin Salman As New Crown Prince

  Saudi Arabia’s king Wednesday (June 21) appointed his son Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne. King Salman bin Abdulaziz is 81 and reportedly not in the best of health. Tellingly, replacing a Crown Prince is not unprecedented with the Arab monarchs. In January 1999, while[Read More…]