Saudi Arabia: Good News and Troubling News On Terrorism

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by Thomas W. Lippman     The latest shuffling of the royal lineup in Saudi Arabia certainly advances the relentless campaign by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king’s young son, to consolidate power in his own hands. But it… Continue Reading  

Qatar Crisis Could Lead to War: Veteran US Diplomat

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by Jim Lobe Given the fast-moving events in the Persian Gulf region over the past two weeks, LobeLog decided to consult Chas W. Freeman, Jr., whose occasional lectures on key foreign policy issues have been featured on this site for… Continue Reading  

Is the Saudi Prince Up to His New Job?

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by Thomas W. Lippman The audacious young prince of Saudi Arabia known as MbS owns it all now, for better or worse. As a wisecracking American might say, “Good luck with that.” With his elevation Wednesday to be crown prince,… Continue Reading