War of words escalates as Washington says Riyadh ‘coerced’ Gulf nations to cut oil production
Despite the recent US posturing, officials in Washington say the White House has no plans to cut military cooperation with Saudi Arabia, fearing this would foster its bonds with Russia and China
Oct 14, 2022
Iran’s carrot-and-stick strategy toward the Taliban
Iran’s stance on the Taliban involves strategically aligning its West Asian and Eurasian policies, employing key leverage, and positioning itself as a key regional player in shaping Afghanistan's future, without undermining its own water and security concerns.
Syrian quake triggers Arab debate on defying US sanctions
The recent earthquake in Syria has opened up opportunities for Arab states to reconcile with Syria. But will those with US leverage - like the UAE and Saudi Arabia - be willing to take the ultimate friendship test and bypass Washington's sanctions?