While Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has alienated regional countries, he is trying to obtain support from the West for a new regime in Saudi Arabia.
From Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s recent visits to the U.S., U.K., Egypt and France, it can be observed that Saudi Arabia will continue to become an active and interventionist regional player with strong support from international actors.
A new way of Arab nationalism based on more radical sectarian discourses is currently being promoted by Mohammed bin Salman and his partners with the help of the U.S. to further fuel in the Middle East.
With the help of the west, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates succeeded in turning the “Arab spring” into an “Arab winter.”
Gulf countries seem to have no strategy for dealing with Iran, and they are short-sighted in not supporting Turkey, even though Turkey is the only country capable of pushing back against Iran in the region.
The assassination of Ali Abdullah Saleh is expected to trigger country-wide escalation in violence in Yemen, with millions of Saleh’s supporters expected to vie for revenge.
“Today I presented my resignation to the president and he urged me to hold onto it for more dialogue about its reasons and its political underpinnings… and I accepted,” he said during a televised speech at the country’s presidential palace.
The Gulf kingdom claimed on Monday that it had “detected” an “advanced” cyber-attack targeting the government’s different agencies. The kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center, which is affiliated to the Interior Ministry said the attack involved the use of “PowerShell control software.”
Announced on November 4, the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri shook the country and sent a shock wave across the region. Saudi Arabia’s offensive against Iran is now expanding on all fronts with all the relevant risks. But does the young Crown Prince, at the initiative of this strategy, have the means of his policy?
In the midst of the Saudi-Iranian polarization, that is promoted by many to stir up new troubles in the Middle East, Turkey seeks to pursue a balancing policy.