Princes try to extinguish Arab revolts
Convinced that Iran is behind the popular uprisings threatening its Bahraini and Yemenite allies, Saudi Arabia is mobilising to halt the contagion. Putting aside their quarrels over who will succeed King Abdullah, the Saudi princes have been busy taking action [. [...]
The princes who want to take on Iran & Iraq
Although it has cautiously kept its distance from the Iraqi conflict, Saudi Arabia now strands the risk of being drawn into the cauldron - faced with Iran's increasing activism and Washington's temptation to withdraw its forces, Riyadh is ringing with [. [...]
A Saudi Bomb to Counter Tehran?
Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s announcement on April 11 that Tehran had "joined the club of nations with nuclear technology" sparked deep concern in the Gulf oil monarchies and particularly in Saudi Arabia, a traditional strategic and religious rival of Iran. [...]