Saudi Arabia Drags Geopolitical Baggage into World Cup

Saudi national team at 2018 World Cup (Wikimedia Commons).

by James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia has much at stake when its national soccer team enters the pitch for the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. With politics a permanent fixture, Saudi Arabia is playing in the World… Continue Reading  

Qatar’s “Maverick” Foreign Policies

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by Graham E. Fuller Speculation has run high over the past several years about what Qatar is up to in the Middle East. At first blanch its foreign policy seemingly contains a mass of contradiction: a Wahhabi state; good ties… Continue Reading