Tag Archives: Terrorism

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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Saudi Arabia and Iran: Saudi Arabia and Iran: An Improbable Detente?

Ever since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, a number of factors have fueled the tensions between Tehran and Riyadh, especially the Iraqi invasion of Iran in 1980. In invading Iran, Saddam Hussein sought to disintegrate the Islamic Republic – and inflicted tremendous suffering on the Iranian people. English Version German Version “Saudi Arabia and Iran: […]

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The Iran-Saudi Conflict and the End Game

“Iran has to choose whether it wants to live by the rules of the international system, or remain a revolutionary state committed to expansion and to defiance of international law,” Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al Jubeir stated recently in an op-ed in the New York Times. Read More “The Iran-Saudi Conflict and the […]

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7 things to consider before sending troops to Syria

Saudi Arabia has offered to deploy ground forces in support of the US-led coalition’s fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria — apparently with American support. Such a move will undoubtedly make the conflict even more nightmarish. Read More “7 things to consider before sending troops to Syria,” Hossein Mousavian, Al Monitor, February 12, […]

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¿Qué se puede esperar del ‘nuevo’ Irán? (Spanish)

“Estaban desesperados”, juzga el exportavoz iraní durante las negociaciones nucleares Seyyed Hossein Mousavian en conversación con La Vanguardia.com en el marco la conferencia War & Peace organizada por el Cidob. Los Saud saben que con el acercamiento entre EE.UU. e Irán ellos van a dejar de ser tan significantes, por lo que intentarán socavar la […]

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Saudi Arabia vs Iran: Who is to blame for the row?

As tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to escalate, who is to blame for the feud and is there an end in sight? In this episode of UpFront, a close ally to the Iranian president debates a former adviser to the Saudi royal family. Read More “Saudi Arabia vs Iran: Who is to blame […]

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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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Targeting Muslims Is the Real Threat to Peace

Years from now, historians will likely look back at this period in American history as one of heightened prejudice amongst a significant portion of the public and shortsightedness amongst many political leaders. You do not even have to stretch the rhetoric of some Republican presidential candidates too much to spotmetaphors comparing Islam to Nazism! However, […]

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A Sensible Strategy to Counter ISIS (Spanish)

Los atentados terroristas cometidos por el Estado Islámico (ISIS en sus siglas en inglés)en París y California han supuesto un antes y un después. Occidente tiene ya claro que no es posible contener al ISIS, sino que hay que derrotarlo de forma contundente. Pero hay que evitar tener una reacción desmesurada y contraproducente como la […]

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