Salman brings back Sudairis
If he becomes Saudi Arabia's next monarch (see p.3), Salman bin Abdelaziz, the current defence minister, is expected to shrink [...]
Jordan’s General Intelligence Directorate (GID) is one of the most reputed intelligence service in the Middle East. The agency keeps close track of jihadist groups in Jordan and works closely with the US, British and Israeli intelligence services.
The tribes of Anbar, the backbone of the Sunni insurrection threatening Nouri al-Maliki's government, are already thinking of the future. Despite their alliance with the jihadist organisation Islamic State, the former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or [...]
Brothers Mansour and Salah Fustok, are Lebanese Sunnis who have been established in the Gulf for more than 40 years. A third brother, Mahmoud, died in a road accident in 2006 but the two remaining brothers remain the gatekeepers that foreign companies need if they want access to the entourage of the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. They owe their close relationship to him to [...]