The Gulf

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The current situation in Yemen: causes and consequences
yemen by sylho_with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-SA https://www.flickr.com/photos/sylhoo/4024433745/in/photolist-78CgWH Noel Brehony 4 November 2015
The war in Yemen reflects the failure of the 2011 transition deal to end the influence of the powerful patronage networks of the Salih regime and deal with the margina... more  
War in Yemen: the view from Iran
Mazrak Camp_North West Yemen by IRIN Photos with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Kjetil Selvik 15 October 2015
In the regional backdrop to the war in Yemen Iran is a pivotal actor. Saudi Arabia has made clear that it sees the conflict in Yemen as the extension of its struggle w... more  
Saudi palace intrigues, Yemeni sufferings
Air_strike_in_Sana'a_11_May_by Ibrahem Qasim_2015_01_with CC Licence from Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0 Stig Stenslie 12 October 2015
By the end of September 2015 Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen had lasted for six months. King Salman and his son cannot accept anything other than Saudi-led success in the... more  
King Salman consolidates the Al-Sudayri “palace coup”
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud by Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff/14145544277/in/photolist-nxZBur-nLQRZr-nJNmcY-nLNdwU-numfM7-nLxKZv-numfhj-nBiRha-nD5YEi-nAFyQR-njtSus-k56NoP-iefVVh-nyVJ4Q-nAFyiZ-njtKLB-nAvbMd-nArSy4-nAJPH4-mUCE3z-mUCwtr-mUErhQ-mUEjq3-mUEfwG-mUE8s1-mUBYQr-mUC75z-mUBUS4-mUBH3c-mUBySV-mUBnMD-mUBbAR-mUAPyx-mfNVEx-mfEgB5-icYfHN-icYtUX-icYss8-h6twzm-h6mMQH-gVAhxs-gSEUEN-gR2FvS-gupzSD-guo7qh-guoxz6-fX3Fe9-dWRHCH-dUKNCS-dUjqbQ Stig Stenslie 27 May 2015
King Salman’s reshuffling of top posts might increase the long-term risk of political instability in Saudi Arabia. It underpins the notion that the Al-Sudayri clan of... more  
“Decisive Storm”: Saudi Arabia’s attack on the Houthis in Yemen
Sudanese Air Force MiG-29 fighters by RA_AZ with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/uflinks/16362314974/in/photolist-qXWwtD-rL9NYi-rL1F6Q-rYQw2T-r6AZiy-s1je5u-r6NH7R-rJhfFM-qXj7Q8-rTt27q-rSKUEf-rS9F47-r6AWes-rYTihD-s3tsTs-rL2Vkw-rL1MG5-rzHgQ7-rAMA7T-r6KK6h-rJuDc4-pTC7uA-rHGp13-qVT9bS-rL9ZKY-jXtiMZ-hE5oza-k2Zz4-dmr2ep-68UoUc-4iMecL-bAx5SX-a3vrVg Stig Stenslie 11 May 2015
On March 26th 2015, Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes on the Houthis and their allies in Yemen. The operation,  “Decisive Storm”, was supported by a coaliti... more  
From ‘Abd Allah to Salman: royal succession in Saudi Arabia
Photo: King Abdullah and younger brother Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, by Tribes of the World under CC BY-SA 2.0 Stig Stenslie 10 April 2015
On January 23rd 2015 Salman succeeded ‘Abd Allah as king of Saudi Arabia. On the same day the new king named his half-brother, Muqrin, crown prince and his nephew, Muh... more  
The implications of the Swedish-Saudi Arabian clash for the U.S. and Europe
Ms_Margot_Wallström_by The Advocacy Project with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/advocacy_project/6836117350/in/photolist-oBCbib-oBC21y-oBCdYG-oBNTwb-oBNS77-okkS2L-9j7TgK-9jb1U1-qjFbRY-q5pvHq-qmTRLm-q5oSZJ-qjFd1G-q5vXRz-PYGgF-mqrDbJ-qmM8rH-qjFc6A-q5vXH8-q5xoST-ohEMWC-qC6rHV-qC4R2T-qC4QJt-qUtcbb-qC6oir-pXLj9X-qb9hAi-pTLkZ1-qGXp6L-qH5CAZ-qi52p5-qGq9aC-qXeYdQ-q3wMxU-eas2ar-btxXQA-bq5Twf-bq5TMu-bqj7gy-bDe3EK-bqj7CW-bCZP1e-bCZMPa-9bewCe-bmqaPL-qGYAuY-qGYAnd-p5em7n-7a6fvu David Gardner 19 March 2015
The clash between Sweden and Saudi Arabia in the second week of March may inadvertently have cast light on three aspects of Europe’s dealings with the Middle East. more  
The un-Islamic State
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aheram/445753122/in/photolist-FoASE-9tn1AZ-9LWcUJ-jvrfih-eDxTgx-25gDB-fgaYqE-7M2S25-boskJX-7UiMY6-8FEfv6-6FTeDT-5sCC7f-ffVMiZ-2CaFb-9tn1pD-7W3KYy-4yXbkp-9tCQEz-GULQh-zQnB4-u8AU8-31d6PE-f4LjfR-GefDM-5oewwy-au21Mv-au4GEm-8SgFrh-dpWF5B-4Td1CD-mLvQi-hat2WV-erhNrY-nbBwcF-gLo6YS-fyXMF4-GEL88-fgWAzJ-fyXNhT-8TFNSY-9viz5Q-9B31q7-9tn1sr-fzd6Qh-4bY7wg-9tn1Gr-8hNfUv-4RwcKo-6FAXsm/ Mouin Rabbani 8 September 2014
There are no quick or simple solutions to the challenges posed by the IS. Those being considered, particularly Western military intervention, are almost guaranteed to... more  

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