If Putin is able to persuade Saudi King Salman to accept Assad’s return to the Arab League summit — and calm the animus between Iran and Saudi Arabia — the Russian leader's reputation in the Arab world will soar.
Apparently, the head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate has been in Israel this week, visiting Israeli and PA officials. What motivated his visit? And what were his objectives?
Any notion of a united bloc of aligned countries standing as a wall against Iranian and Sunni Islamist advancement is little more than a mirage.
There are six reasons why Trump might find Yemen a compelling battlefield to engage Iran.
Surprisingly, the open powder keg in Syria has not yet exploded into a regional or global war. But it still could. Unfortunately, another trigger for such a conflict is developing to Israel's southeast. Via Yemini rebels, Iran is making moves to block the chokepoint of international shipping off the southern coast of Yemen. Missiles have been fired at US vessels. This morning the US fired back.