Tag Archives: Extremism

Ending the Iran-Saudi Cold War

Saudi leaders must understand that Iran, regardless of its government, will always play a major regional role. This is primarily due to its structural characteristics, its strategic location and size, its demographics and natural resources, and a millennia-spanning history of unbroken statehood. Today, Iran is a nation of 80 million, endowed with the world’s largest […]

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From Iran to Nice, We Must Confront All Terrorism to End Terrorism

Riyadh’s now open alliance with the MEK only solidifies its position as the sponsor of yet another extremist group that espouses perverted views of Islam. The barbaric Nice terrorist attack— later claimed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State — and Prince Faisal’s endorsement of the MEK have a common denominator: a connection to Saudi Arabia. “From […]

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14 Reasons Why Saudi Arabia Is a Failed Mideast Power

Saudi Arabia started 2016 shamefully by carrying out its largest mass execution since 1980, putting 47 men to death on Jan. 2. Among them were at least four prominent Shia activists, including a leader of the kingdom’s Shia minority, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The killings have spurred a new round of tensions between Saudi Arabia and […]

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Balancing Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities

“Balancing Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities”, Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD), February 16, 2015. Read Transcript Draft Resolution on International Convention on Counter-Terrorism and Promotion of Preemptive Mechanisms Coverage: “Balancing Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities,” Iran Review, February 19, 2015.

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Extremism, Terrorism Ultimate Winners of Charlie Hebdo Episode

Extremism is the ultimate winner in the controversy over Charlie Hebdo’s publication of the latest cartoon with the support of the French government and other Western powers. Regrettably, the latest provocation and blatant hypocrisy of the West on the issue of freedom of expression will further the cause of the terrorists and lend support to […]

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Urgent need for improved Saudi-Iran relations

Iran and Saudi Arabia, as the two key regional powers have the responsibility to seriously engage in a dialogue to achieve a comprehensive agreement on issues of tension and mutual interest. Reviving Iran-Saudi relations is to the benefit of both countries and the region as a whole — in terms of security, stability, socioeconomic vitality […]

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